Hearts Preview

Last updated : 09 April 2005 By Kevin Smith
Hearts v Celtic
Tennents Scottish Cup Semi-Final
Sunday 10th April 2005
Hampden Park
Kick Off 12.15, Live On Sky Sports

After last weekend's defeat to tomorrow's opponents, I swore that we won't see Celtic play as badly again this season. So many things went wrong last week at Celtic Park, and if we want to win anything this year, we'll have to make sure they things don't go wrong again.

Our defence looked all over the place. They were running scared of Mark Burchill. We had no creativity whatsoever, and never looked as if we were going to score.

We now must forget about last week, and concentrate on tomorrow's Semi-Final. Tomorrow's game is massive for us; if we win, we'll be on the road to the double. If we lose, our season may just fall apart.

I don't believe Celtic are scared of Hearts. They played well last week, but you're looking at a team we demolished last Boxing Day. We should be looking to wipe the floor with teams such as Hearts, and if we want to win this cup, we'll have to do so tomorrow.

The Celtic end has sold out its allocation for the game. The fans are 100% behind the team, we know we can do this. The double is still on and if the players want it, they can start showing us tomorrow.

Prediction: Hearts 1-3 Celtic