Hearts manager Craig Levein reckons that Hearts deployed their tactics very well against Rangers at the weekend.

Ryotaro Meshino handed Hearts an unlikely lead before Alfredo Morelos leveled things before the break.

Hearts and Rangers played out a draw. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Levein has praised his players in the wake of this result and the plan they used throughout the game.

He told the Scottish Sun: “We spoke about trying to get in Rangers’ faces and disrupt their rhythm, which we did really well.


“We restricted them to very few chances, their goal came from a set-piece, which was irritating, but they have been playing some fantastic football recently and we stopped them from doing that.

Levein has praised the Hearts tactics. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“That gave us a platform to go from. I was really pleased with the lads’ performance. Now we’ve got to take some positives and use those for next week.”

Hearts boss Levein may use these tactics going forward

The Jambos completely dominated their Glasgow opponents in the opening stages of the Tynecastle clash. They took control of the ball and pressed Rangers high up the park.

It didn’t give Steven Gerrard’s men room to breathe. It forced them into errors, which eventually helped Hearts get their first goal.

Meshino opened the scoring. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If they play like this every week, Hearts won’t be anywhere near the tenth spot they currently occupy in a few weeks. Teams will struggle to play to the intensity the Tynecastle side played at times against Rangers.

Whether they can carry that forward though is another matter.

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