Hearts 1-1 Rangers: Joe Aribo feels frustrated

Hearts 1-1 Rangers: Joe Aribo feels frustrated

Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo is nursing a feeling of frustration after Rangers' 1-1 draw with Hearts on Sunday.

Ryotaro Meshino put Hearts ahead after just six before Alfredo Morelos drew level for Rangers in the 39th minute at the Tynecastle Park.

The 23-year-old said the share of the spoils came with a warning shot that titles are not just won by a mark of quality.

“It’s 100mph and what you need is composure and someone to get the ball down and be confident,” he told reporters after the game.

“This result is disappointing. We wanted to get the three points and unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that. It was frustrating.”

Aribo also lamented a slow start and a failure to seize the initiative which proved costly while proving another footballing law that you can’t expect to just turn up and pocket three points.

He added: “We started slowly and then from there we were constantly chasing the game. It was hard for us.

“You could say it was down to mentality. As a team, we just didn’t start quickly enough and we were playing catch-up.

“They made it difficult for us. We have to bounce back from this.

“We need to take every game as it comes and put in the performances from the off throughout the next games.”

Rangers are on equal terms with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League table with 22 points from nine matches.

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