Hearts hero David Milinkovic has ‘head in the clouds’

David Milinkovic celebrates his second goal of the game
David Milinkovic celebrates his second goal of the game
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David Milinkovic celebrated his first two Hearts goals against Celtic before being told to get his head out of the clouds by manager Craig Levein.

The French-born winger capitalised on a mistake by Jozo Simunovic to put the Edinburgh club 3-0 ahead at Tynecastle Park. He then converted a penalty to complete the scoring as Celtic’s Invincibles lost for the first time under manager Brendan Rodgers – ending their record 69-game unbeaten run.

Levein praised Milinkovic’s ability and relentless work rate, but admitted he needs to work on his positional discipline. Asked if he felt the 23-year-old ran himself into the ground, Levein smiled: “He ran my throat into the ground shouting at him. He’s a fantastic player and a lovely boy, but his head is in the clouds sometimes. His positional sense at times was lacking, but you could not fault him for his ability or his bravery. The work rate he put in was fantastic. For him to get a couple of goals probably just rounds it all off nicely for him. He’s had a wonderful day.

“You see yourself he’s got ability and his attitude is good. Sometimes his focus is a little bit wayward but I was really pleased with him.”