Hearts head into this evening’s match against Dundee five points clear in the Championship. They have taken to life in the league very well, and have lost only one of the nine games they have played.

In recent games Hearts have really upped their goal tally, in their last two league matches they have scored eight goals.

Despite those goals, Hearts star Olly Lee believes that the Championship is not an easy league to navigate. He feels that it is difficult to play in the Championship as teams often sit-back, and it is up to the Tynecastle side to break them down.

Lee believes that Hearts deserve credit for managing to do that so far this season.

 

“The games are hard”

“It’s been tough. The games are hard” he said (The Scotsman).

“A lot of teams sit back, and it’s 11 men behind the ball, so you’ve got to break them down. We’ve been quite good at that and been able to do it, but I think the teams are underrated up here” he said.

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Olly Lee celebrates scoring for Hearts against Ayr United (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Lee feels that Championship sides want to defeat Hearts as they are the biggest team in the league, but that only motivates the Tynecastle team.

“Fills you with confidence”

“When Hearts roll up, teams want to beat us. It’s nice to have that target on your back. It fills you with confidence that you need to go out and show just how good you are.”

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Olly Lee has helped Hearts reach the top of the Championship (Photo by Euan Cherry/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see how Dundee approach the game at Dens Park. If they decide to play on the front foot, it could be a very entertaining game.

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