It appears as if Craig Levein is feeling aggrieved following Hearts’ defeat at the hands of Motherwell.
The Jambos were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Steelmen, with goals from Declan Gallagher, Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton piling on the misery at Tynecastle.
Levein is insisting though that the Jambos handed the victory to the visitors.
He told Hearts TV: “We’ve lost three goals which I think were all preventable.
“We just need to defend better and make less mistakes. The first goal was a set-piece, the second goal was a cross-field pass that got cut out, and the third goal was a misunderstanding between Sean (Clare) and Colin Doyle.
“It wasn’t a situation where Motherwell have had to be good to score, we have kind of gifted them some goals.”
Levein has to accept Motherwell outplayed his Hearts team
These comments are a bit disrespectful. Yes, Hearts did make some errors, but it wasn’t like they put it in the net for Motherwell.
Gallagher simply rose highest to claim a corner, guiding a header into the net in the process. Levein surely can’t complain about the second goal.
Whilst the Jambos were caught out up the park, Seedorf had a lot to do. He ran the length of the Hearts half before firing a missile off the bar and in. It was a terrific finish and Levein can have no complaints.
The only one he could question is the third. Sean Clare was caught sleeping, before oddly trying to hold off Hylton. It didn’t work and the winger sent Colin Doyle to the floor before guiding his shot into the net.
Motherwell could have had four or five before half time. Liam Polworth was denied, Liam Donnelly hit the bar, Gallagher went close and Devante Cole had gone one on one with Doyle.
Perhaps Levein should be thankful the scoreline was as low as three. To say Hearts gifted Motherwell all three goals is a bit harsh.