Former Hearts winger Jose Quitongo has admitted that he isn’t a fan of the style of football currently played at Tynecastle.

He has disclosed that he didn’t like what he seen from Craig Levein’s side on the occasions he was at Tynecastle last season.

“I saw nothing”

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“I was invited to a couple of Hearts’ matches but I saw nothing” he said, as reported by Edinburgh Live.

“Why would you want to take kids to see them if nothing is happening – it was all just boom! Boom! Boom!”

Quitongo’s main gripe seems to be that Hearts play the ball too directly. They rely too much on long balls.

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To be fair, that style of play did get Hearts results to an extent. They did reach the Scottish Cup Final after all. However, the football played by Craig Levein’s side at times wasn’t very watchable.

Didn’t score enough goals

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They only managed to score 42 goals in 38 league games last season. That is less than eighth placed Motherwell scored last season.

Perhaps if Hearts didn’t have such injury issues last season they would have played more attractive football. A season with Steven Naismith available would certainly have brought more goals to the side.

It will be interesting to see if Craig Levein changes Hearts’ style of play next season. You would imagine he will stick to what he knows best, no matter what the critics say.


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