Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen proud but frustrated after making international debut with Norway



HEARTS striker Bjorn Johnsen admits he was left proud but frustrated after making his international debut with Norway at the weekend.

The 25-year-old, who has confessed his Tynecastle future may be up in the air this summer after a bust-up with head coach Ian Cathro in last month’s defeat to St Johnstone, was a 71st-minute substitute against the Czech Republic on Saturday.

However, the Norwegians were left disappointed with a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier and already have no chance of making it to Russia.

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Johnsen said: “I’m very pleased with my debut and it’s a very proud moment for me.

“But I do not want to be on the pitch without winning, so it’s mixed feelings.

“I gave away some balls I should have kept, and might have been a bit too stressed in some situations.

“Perhaps I should have slowed down a bit and shown that I’m ready to play at a high level.”

He added to Aftonposten: “We should have won the match, we had more chances to score goals.

“Now we have to focus on winning and not being satisfied with this result.”