Hearts were handed another defeat as their disappointing run of results continues, losing 2-0 to Celtic.
Daniel Stendel changed the formation and made a few changes to his first Jambos team that fell to St Johnstone 1-0. It didn’t pay off though as Celtic’s quality eventually shone through.
A promising 25 minutes where Hearts pressed the Hoops all over the park was undone. Ryan Christie’s low drive had Celtic in the driving seat before Olivier Ntcham doubled the away advantage and all but ended the match.
Joel Pereira had to be at his best to keep the scoring down and that he did, as the game finished 2-0 Celtic. Whilst there were some positives for Stendel to take from this game, it’s ultimately another defeat.
With just one win since September, a huge game with Hamilton on Saturday awaits Hearts now. The sides are separated by just a goal down the bottom, with a win for either side guaranteed to send the other bottom.
There are at least some positives to build on after the latest defeat. Some Hearts fans have reacted to the defeat to Celtic.
We need a team of michael smiths
— Craig McKie (@CM05KEE) December 18, 2019
Pretty much a free hit, expected a whole lot worse
— Stuart Mclean (@smclean1986) December 18, 2019
we’re acc going down it’s not even funny anymore
— mel ♡ (@lolmelizza) December 18, 2019
I like that energy the second half! Like the way the team is going just need uche upfront that second half! Promising!
— David Grant 🏴 (@SkylordFoxtra) December 18, 2019
— Jambo FanTV (@JamboFanTV) December 18, 2019
This may be some sort of footballing Stockholm Syndrome but I’m pleased with some aspects of that. Thought Steve McLean and Sean Clare were decent and Smith terrific. Something to build on!
— Hearts Rant (@HeartsRant) December 18, 2019
Aw yer money on Hearts getting relegated like, unless a major clear out at Tynecastle happens in January https://t.co/GqHzkVz5w1
— Cammy Douglas (@cammydouglass) December 18, 2019
I say it about other clubs, so will say it about my own… it’s a shame to see so many empty seats at Tynecastle
— ewan (@ewanrwilson) December 18, 2019