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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 December 2005, 23:37 GMT
Beuzelin admits high expectations
Guillaume Beuzelin
Beuzelin thinks Hibs can keep up their challenge
Guillaume Beuzelin says confidence is so high at Hibernian that they now expect to beat teams like Rangers.

The French midfielder helped Hibs defeat the reigning champions at the weekend but admits that they cannot treat Dundee Utd lightly on Saturday.

"We work hard in training and so now we expect to beat teams like Rangers," he told Hibs' website.

"Saturday we know will again be a hard game, but we know we can go there and get the result the supporters want."

Hibs now sit third in the Scottish Premier League, just four points behind leaders Celtic but were beaten 3-2 at home by Falkirk just two weeks ago.

"The season is long, but we are a good team," said Beuzelin.
We have to do this in every game no matter the opposition
Guillaume Beuzelin

"Everyone now knows we have beaten Rangers twice this year, we are the only side so far to have beaten Hearts in the league.

"We have not yet taken any points against Celtic though and we have them in a little over a week. It is all very exciting.

"The game on Sunday was difficult for us in the second half, but we dug in and now that three points has put us in touch with the two teams above us.

"We have to keep going one game at a time, we have Dundee United this week and that is another chance for us to go closer.

"It was perhaps easier for us to play well against Rangers than Falkirk, but we have to do this in every game no matter the opposition, we know that."

Meanwhile, striker Ivan Sproule is not taking for granted his swift rise from part-timer with Irish League side Institute to someone who Uefa Cup opponents Dnipro rated at 1m.

"This time last season I was playing for Institute and I wouldn't have been giving interviews, I would probably be stuck under a machine welding away, so it's a big change for me," said the 24-year-old.

"I am a fabrication engineer by trade, something that I've done since I was 17.

"I was a late developer, but it's worked out better for me."



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