Hearts skipper Christophe Berra is being sensible ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness on Saturday.
He is refusing to take victory for granted, even though Hearts are huge favourites for the game.
“Our form has been a bit up and down, so we know that on the day we need to perform and if not it is going to be a tough day” he revealed to BT Sport.
“On their day Inverness, who have been in relatively good form, play good football, and we will respect them, and we know how tough it is going to be.”
Berra’s attitude is one that will no doubt have been adopted by all at Tynecastle. As he himself has acknowledged, Hearts’ form hasn’t been good enough to take any team for granted.
Even so, Hearts should be more than good enough to get the win on the day. That could depend on the attitude of the players though.
Berra and Hearts boss Craig Levein will have to warn the team not to take anything for granted. Indeed, it should be thought of as the most difficult game Hearts will play in this season.
The reason for that – the potential cup final place. If Hearts defeat Inverness, they will be reaching their first Scottish Cup Final in seven years. Therefore, the game should be treated as seriously as possible. It is a good sign for Hearts that Berra is doing just that.