Dundee boss Jim McIntyre was absolutely delighted with his side’s stunning 2-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle last night but insisted they still have it all to do in the fight to secure their top-flight status.
The Dark Blues were big underdogs for the game in Edinburgh but they secured a memorable victory that also lifted them off the bottom of the Premiership table.
Genseric Kusunga opened the scoring for Dundee before they were pegged back just before the break by a freakish Jesse Curran own goal.
It was a hammer blow but Dundee bounced back once more with Andrew Nelson scoring what proved to be the winner in the second 45.
McIntyre said: “It’s right up there. The last time in Edinburgh, we were great coming from two down against Hibs.
“Winning the game feels better. We started really well, played good football and looked a real threat.
“Both wide players really contributed. Scoring the first goal is always important and great for belief.
“It was a kick in the teeth, the way we conceded. The way the goal goes in is just a fluke.
“You have to lick your wounds and come back in the second half, knowing Hearts would have their period in the game.
“It’s easy to say we wanted it more. You have to win your battles in every game.
“We stood up to a really strong physical team with talented players. Hearts have a bit of everything.
“They can win games ugly, can win with flair. To get anything here, we knew we had to compete.
“If we did that, I was confident we could get it into wider areas and cause problems.”
McIntyre admitted he was delighted that the team had been able to send the Dundee fans home happy.
He added: “It was a hammer blow, the equaliser. You just don’t expect to concede that type of goal.
“They were annoyed with themselves at half-time, a good sign for me.
“We knew we had to do the same again and more to get a result.
“Hearts put us under enormous pressure but our keeper didn’t have too many saves to make.
“We got a lot of defensive headers in and a bit of Lady Luck as well.
“I don’t think we take anything from being off the bottom. It’s too easy to say that’s us on our way.
“We could be back on the bottom come Saturday. But it’s great to send the fans home happy.
“We’ve still got it all to do. That’s the way we must approach every game.”