ABERDEEN keeper Joe Lewis insists the team can learn from their 2-0 loss against Hearts at Tynceastle at the weekend.

And the former Cardiff City No.1 reckons the flop can act as a wake-up call as they prepare to take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

Lewis said: “We are frustrated because we know we are better than we showed against Hearts.

“But we need to try to put it behind us now and attempt to be upbeat because we have a massive game on Saturday.

“It’s not the ideal preparation for the semi-final, but, hopefully, this is a kick up the backside for everyone.

“Hopefully, we can look back on it as being good timing to make sure we don’t put in this kind of performance again. We can’t afford that to happen again against Motherwell.

“We need to be a lot better and go into the game thinking maybe this was a blip because in the previous few games we have been very positive.

“It could possibly be good timing. You don’t want to go into big games having lost, but that’s been a warning to us.

“It’s not been like us since I’ve been here to give two poor performances back-to-back, so, hopefully, we can put this behind us and really get on the front foot for Motherwell.”

The misery started for the Pittodrie outfit when on-loan Steven Naismith scored his third goal of the season in the 18th minute.

David Milinkovic made certain with a quickfire second leaving Lewis helpless with a neat finish.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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