Hearts midfielder Perry Kitchen insists the Tynecastle club must learn from Saturday’s woeful 3-0 defeat to St Johnstone.
Robbie Neilson’s team were simply not at the races against a spirited Saints side that ran out worthy winners courtesy of a Murray Davidson brace and Darnell Fisher strike.
American internationalist Kitchen was particularly disappointed by the outcome on his full debut in front of the Hearts fans.
Kitchen said: “It was hard one to take, and definitely disappointing.
“Anytime you give away two early set piece goals it’s tough. You dig yourselves a hole and I don’t know if I can pinpoint certain things, it just wasn’t good enough.
“They had a good game plan and they executed it well. They were direct at times but it caused us problems and they capitalised on their chances.
“We’ve got to get better from it and we have to focus on our big games coming up. We continue to look forward to an important part of the season.
“We’ve got big matches coming up, we have to forget about it quickly, learn from it and move on.”