Kenichi Yatsuhashi believes there is more room for improvement after a week of pre-season training with the squad.
Yatsuhashi believes the team is far from the optimal level required but is confident the team will hit top shape before the season starts.
“Our boys are taking me seriously and they are making the effort,” he told Joy Sports.
“Unfortunately the team is not where I want to see it yet but I have confidence that our players will reach the level we need to be at in a very short time.”
In addition to this, the Hearts coach has hinted there is no guarantee the team will win their targeted league and FA Cup next season.
However he believes hard work and the players’ ability to adapt to his strategies could land Hearts the double.
“Our fans want to see our team win the league and FA Cup and we will try our best to achieve that.
“I know how to do it but it is up to our players to adapt and make it happen.”