First Team

All systems go for Genero

9th January 2015

Exclusive: Genero Zeefuik reveals he's fit and raring to go as Hearts prepare to take on Dumbarton.

New boy Genero Zeefuik insists he’s raring to go if called upon for tomorrow’s Championship game against Dumbarton.

The 24-year-old Dutch striker only linked up with his Tynecastle teammates for the first time yesterday since penning a deal until the end of the season, but he’s already looking forward to pulling on a maroon jersey.

Speaking exclusively to HeartsTV, Genero said: “I hope to play a lot of games and score a lot of goals here. I want to have a good season.

“If I’m told I’m starting against Dumbarton tomorrow then I’m fit and ready to go.

“I’m a big man, as you can see. My qualities are that I can hold the ball and let players come to me. I can score goals, that’s me!”

The former Netherlands U21 striker admits it didn’t take him long to agree to join Hearts, especially after speaking to Hearts stars past and present.

“I’m very happy to be here, he said. “I heard two days ago that I could come to Hearts, so I go to Google and see it’s a big club, good fans and my answer was directly yes. It was a very easy decision to make.

“I spoke to Soufian El Hassnaoui on the phone before coming here and also Mark de Vries. He said it’s a very good club with good fans, everybody here is very good and they have respect for everybody here.

“He talked to me and said if you can go then you should go.”

HeartsTV subscribers can watch Genero’s exclusive interview in full right now, where he chats about his time in Holland, what he hopes to achieve at Tynecastle and how the Hearts support have wasted no time in welcoming him to the club.