Peter Haring grabbed his first goal for Hearts in Tuesday’s Betfred Cup win over Cowdenbeath at Tynecastle and revelled in the occasion.
The big Austrian headed home an Anthony McDonald corner to score the Jambos’ third of the evening in the eventual 5-0 victory, and after the match, Haring admitted he was ready for the challenge of playing for an expectant Hearts support.
“I want to play for a club with tradition and demands,” he said. “Playing in front of big audiences is much more fun. That’s what a football player wants to do – perform in big stadiums, in front of a big crowd and enjoy their football.”
Having had a few chances to score in the draw with Raith Rovers last weekend, Peter was pleased to finally hit the target after confessing to disappointment at his inaccuracy in front of goal.
“It was a good feeling because I knew I missed a couple of chances in the last few games,” he admitted with a smile. “I missed two chances in the previous games so it was time to score! I always try to be dangerous so I’m happy to get my first goal.”
Finally, Peter was resolute in his belief that signing for Hearts would gives him the platform to challenge for silverware - something he has yet to taste as a player after falling short at previous club Ried.
“A win over Inverness means we will be in first place and through to the knockout stage – so as a team, we know what we have to do,” said Haring.
“With a club like Hearts, you have a chance to win trophies and that is a big attraction to come to a club like this. We are trying to get as far as possible in every competition we can.
“Last year we [Ried] got to the quarter-finals but I have never played in a cup final so that would be something special."