It wasn’t the managerial success Daniel Stendel and fans were hoping for in his first game as Hearts boss as they fell to a 1-0 St Johnstone defeat.
Callum Hendry struck just over 15 minutes from time to emphasise how big of a job Stendel has on his hands at Tynecastle. Their home agony continues with this result, having won just two home league matches since March.
It’s a disappointing result that leaves Hearts joint-bottom, only now they are sitting in the relegation play-off spot of 11th. With Celtic to come at home on Wednesday night, they’ll need to pick themselves up quick from this.
Whilst not the result he’ll have wanted, Stendel will no doubt have learned a thing or two about his players. You’d like to think there would be changes heading into Wednesday night’s Hoops clash.
Results need to start picking up and soon around Gorgie. That’s one win in 12 now and four of their last five games have been defeats. Just one goal has been scored in their last five too.
Some Hearts fans have reacted after suffering more dejection at Tynecastle.
Thanks, Craig. Appreciate the mess you've left us in. Enjoy your night, mate.👍🏻
— Rob Simmons (@RobSimmons22) December 14, 2019
You should have appointed a different German manager,
— James Morrison (@morralexand) December 14, 2019
RELEASE THE WHOLE SQUAD
— eimaj (@_jamie________) December 14, 2019
Honestly not the managers fault the players let him down today not a good performance and Daniel stendel looked like he was getting annoyed because the players weren’t listening to him
— Findlay (@Findlayhiggina) December 14, 2019
I was actually quite happy with the energy in the first half. I want to see more of that.
— Marcus Tomlinson (@MarcusTomlins0n) December 14, 2019
I’m sorry, I just can’t continue with my contribution to this each month. No passion, no ungency no communication. Boot the ball don’t take responsibility etc etc. I’m not working MY ASS off every month to pay towards these players wages etc. No way
— LouScot 🏴 (@welbyl) December 14, 2019
— Kirsty Worrall (@worrall_kirsty) December 14, 2019
That was predictable, nobody except Berra had a clue today. I’m glad we’re starting off at the bottom 🙄 it’s not going to be easy 😉
— Stevie Brown (@SASBroons) December 14, 2019