First Team

Djoum's disappointment

23rd November 2015

Belgian ace Arnaud Djoum speaks of his disappointment at Jambos' inability to see off Dundee.

Arnaud Djoum revealed his disappointment as Hearts’ winning run came to an end after a hard-fought match with Dundee at Tynecastle.

The Belgian midfielder notched his third goal in six appearances with a fine header from a pinpoint Callum Paterson cross to give the Jambos the lead early in the first half.

However, the Dees levelled with 20 minutes to go through Rory Loy and neither side was able to grab a winning goal.

After the match, the former Anderlecht player admitted the performance of the side hadn’t been good enough, although he did confess his joy at managing a string of goals from midfield, including two headers.

“We are disappointed not to have won the game,” said Djoum. “We feel we have the quality to win all our games so to only get a draw is not good enough, especially at home.

“We played better in the first half than the second. It just didn’t seem to be our day, but we will aim to win the next game instead.

“I think maybe I scored this many in Holland, but it’s not usual for me. I don’t score many headers at all. I am very happy about it though, especially to score at Tynecastle, it’s a great feeling.”

Additionally, Arnaud confirmed talks over a new contract with the club were still ongoing, and that he was hopeful the finer details could be thrashed out over the next week.

“My agent is speaking with the club. We are still speaking and I think we can soon find a solution for me to stay longer here. I think you can see I enjoy it here,” said the 26-year-old. “t’s a really good team. I feel great here. I think I’m in a good way to stay. 

“We are still speaking about the details and, if we are going to agree something,” he continued.  “I think you are going to hear news about this very soon. I don’t know yet because my agent and the club are still speaking together. 

“I’m concentrating on playing right now and I’m very happy here. My focus is on Hearts, because I want to win games at this club.”