DEJECTED Ian Cathro admitted Hearts must grow up after surrendering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Dundee at Dens Park last night.
The new Head Coach, who took over after Robbie Neilson had led the team to a 2-0 win over Rangers, has now lost twice and drawn one of his three games in charge.
Cathro, 30, insisted the Edinburgh outfit were in total command against Paul Hartley’s men thanks to Jamie Walker’s penalty and Callum Paterson’s header.

The hosts then rallied to score three second-half goals through Darren O’Dea, Paul McGowan and Marcus Haber. The result left Cathro seething.
The rookie gaffer said: “Right now, it’s difficult. Ultimately, we were entirely in control of the game and we threw it away.

“I think I’ve got all the lessons I need. I’ve had two weeks and in that time there have been a lot of lessons. I don’t think that will happen again.

“When the game reaches a point where you have that dominance then it’s down to your management of the game. You need leadership, strong mentalities and to understand how to manage minute-by-minute.

“The eight-minute stoppage for Don Cowie’s injury was a unique circumstance and we lost control.

“These are our mistakes. It’s on-pitch management and leadership to keep on top every minute.

“If that was the case, I’d be telling you all the good things we did in the first 50 or 55 minutes. We’d then be looking forward with a different slant.

“It’s important to remember we did good things, but the big thing is our failure to manage the latter part of the game.

“We’ve all got to grow. Everybody’s got to have a part of the leadership.”


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