We must stop giving teams a head start
MARCUS Haber reckons Dundee can’t keep giving themselves “a mountain to climb” as they continue their battle to escape the drop zone.
The Dundee striker says it’s time to stop talking about performances and, instead, focus on picking up three points.
Kilmarnock arrive at Dens Park on Saturday for a vital clash as both teams fight to make their way out of relegation danger.
Dundee remain anchored to the bottom spot following five consecutive defeats.
The most recent loss came at the hands of Hibs, who ran out 2-1 winners at Easter Road.
Canadian targetman Haber brought Dundee level with a header following a goal from ex-Dee winger Martin Boyle in the first minute.
But, despite another promising display, the Dark Blues fell to a second-half winner from former Dundee United striker Simon Murray.
Haber believes the Dens Park squad is “resilient” and reckons gaffer Neil McCann can see them through the rough patch.
He said: “We’re disappointed. I felt we gave a good account of ourselves away from home.
“We gave away some sloppy goals. Obviously, it’s difficult when you go behind in the first minute and you’ve got to regroup.
“We responded quite well. We feel like we’re a resilient group of players.
“We can’t keep giving ourselves a mountain to climb, especially against good teams like Hibs.
“Every player would say the same. You try to do your bit for the team, work hard as a unit and we need to stay together when results aren’t going our way.
“We’ve got a good group of players, a deep squad and a manager who is very enthusiastic and very organised in the way he wants to do things.”
The i nternational break gives Dundee time to regroup ahead of Killie’s arrival on Saturday.
Three points separate the sides at the bottom end of the Premiership.
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