Dundee winger Randy Wolters confessed he would have eaten his boots if the team had lost to Kilmarnock last Saturday.
The Dutchman, writing in a regular column in his home-town newspaper Leidsch Dagblad called ‘Randy in Dundee’, said he wasn’t impressed with the quality of Kilmarnock but, in the end, had to be satisfied with a 1-1 draw.
That result kept the Dark Blues in the bottom four, and Wolters is aware that better is expected from the fans and also the owners at Dens.
He said: “We have a wealthy American owner, making the expectations for this season higher than what we are doing now.
“In order to change that, we have to win matches against clubs like Kilmarnock.
“The opponent was so bad on Saturday that I thought ‘if we lose here, I eat my football shoes’.
“Still, it became another difficult game and we got away with 1-1 draw. We, therefore, stay a bit underneath.
“The club remains ambitious. They want a new stadium quickly, in order to grow.
“The fact we have two clubs in the city makes it difficult.”
Wolters has previously stated it has taken him time to adapt to life in the City of Discovery and Scottish football in general.
However, he admits he was impressed with Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side, and support, during the recent Betfred Cup clash at Dens.
He said: “I got a nice impression of the level of Scottish football.
“The home match in the quarter-finals of the cup against Celtic was a great strength of measurement with the best team in this country.
“I felt I could go well with the level of play. That was nice. After they got a penalty, the quality difference came to light and Celtic went to win 4-0.
“Also, the number of supporters and the noise they made show you how big that club is.
“In terms of quality and financially, Celtic is currently far up in Scotland.
“Rangers and Aberdeen can get a little closer to it, then a big hole falls.
“In the past, I watched Rangers on television with all Dutch contributions.
“That club paid a high price for the success and had to restart at the lowest level.
“The backlog on Celtic has therefore increased considerably. Money is a big factor in life, and certainly in football. If you have money, you have power.”