Steven Naismith says that reports suggesting unrest within the Hearts camp are way off the mark.
A recent report claimed that there were growing concerns in the Jambos dressing room (Scottish Sun). Some of the reasons for this included manager Daniel Stendel’s English, tactics and man-management.
It was also reported that the rumours of discontent had reached the boardroom. Hearts currently find themselves bottom of the league after missing the chance to move off that position at the weekend.
They drew 2-2 with 11th placed Hamilton. Two goals from Marios Ogkmpoe fired Accies into an early lead but efforts from Jamie Walker and Craig Halkett salvaged a point. Jamie Hamilton was controversially sent off for the visitors, a decision they will now appeal.
Naismith says rumours that all is not well in the dressing room at Hearts is false. He’s completely dismissed the rumours and says only a team effort will help them reach safety.
The Tynecastle captain told Hearts TV: “I was surprised to see it, if I’m honest. It’s a lot of rubbish. In terms of the manager’s work we had a good period at the winter break which was clear for everybody to understand.
“The manager’s English is pretty good. The bottom line is it’s been individual errors and one player that’s maybe been out of position or made the wrong decision that’s cost us in these games.
“I think the second half at the weekend shows that we are still fighting, we still want to get back in this and get something from the game. We have had a lot of problems recently but we’re fighting as one group to push forward and get out of this mess.”