New Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo lost his first match in charge on penalties after a 1-1 draw at full time, however, speaking to Hearts World, the Romanian-Hungarian still focused on the positives of the performance. œWe tried to use a lot of young players, he said. œWe applied a new tactic; we played 4-2-3-1. In this position a lot of players didn’t play before.
“For me, what was important was the 90 minutes. We did not lose the game, we dominated, but at the moment we are in pre-season.
“In the last two weeks the team worked hard without the ball. In the last training session we took the ball and we started to make the new tactics.
Prior to Laszlo’s appointment it was decided that Hearts would split the squad up into two with one half travelling to play Glentoran while the other half will take on Dunfermline on Wednesday.
“We changed a lot of players and a lot of players came on into the game. We must not just look for the results but we must look to take back the confidence and change the face of this team.
“With hard work and concentration we can go with a very good team in the league. The most important thing is to learn from the mistakes from today.”
Laszlo also gave a brief account of his vision for the future of the club: “With hard work and concentration we can go with a very good team in the league. The most important thing is to learn from the mistakes from today.
“The coach that promises something early does not think real. At the moment this team is eighth position in the league and we must go higher.
“When asked about signing new players, Laszlo expressed that he needed to sit down with Romanov and discuss this and that experience was needed. He also mentioned that he preferred quality to quantity.
Goalscorer Saulius Mikoliunas gave his view on the new boss after the match saying that Laszlo was œstrict and tactical but at the same time he is patient and confident. œHe is patient about what he does, gives this patience to the players and he gives knowledge of what to do on the pitch, œthe Lithuanian winger told the official Hearts website.