Hearts captain Christophe Berra reckons the Tynecastle side were a nightmare to play against as they ended Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten run in emphatic fashion.
The Gorgie side racked up their biggest win over the Hoops in 122 years in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing as goals from Harry Cochrane, Kyle Lafferty and a David Milinkovic brace put the visitors to the sword.
Despite going into the game without influential midfield pair Jamie Walker and Arnaud Djoum, the Gorgie outfit still managed to defy the odds to record their first success over Celtic in 21 attempts.
And Scotland defender Berra insists manager Craig Levein got his game plan spot on.
Berra said: “Everyone wrote us off and it shows you what hard work does.
“I think we pressed them for the majority of the game and made it very difficult and they didn’t like it.
“The manager said he’d rather have a go than sit back and try be tactical and be compact, ‘you might as well be in their faces’ and we did that and they found it very uncomfortable.
“It was always going to be a tough ask as we had a lot of injuries but everyone who came in stepped up the plate.
“Four-nil, who would ever have thought that? But credit to Celtic, they’ve been on a great run.”
Berra, meanwhile, insists there is no limit to 16-year-old Cochrane’s potential after the midfielder became Hearts’ youngest ever league goal scorer when he notched the first on Sunday.
Berra added: “It was a great strike, he’s just 16-years-old as well.
“He is a good lad, if he keeps his head down and keeps progressing he’ll have a great career ahead of him.”