Genero Zeefuik notched his 9th goal of the season in Saturday’s victory over play-off chasing Falkirk, and revealed his desire to clinch a winner’s medal with Hearts.
After a difficult opening 20 minutes, as the team struggled to get to grips with the artificial pitch at the Falkirk Stadium, the Jambos took the lead through Jamie Walker, and Zeefuik claimed the opening goal was the key to their success.
“The first goal was crucial,” said the Dutch striker. “We played good, aggressive football and the first goal helped us lift the pressure of the occasion.”
The 3-0 victory over the Bairns means Hearts can either seal the Scottish Championship title if Hibs fail to defeat Rangers in the lunchtime kick-off, or by defeating Queen of the South next weekend if the Hibees beat their play-off rivals.
The Queens game has been sold out for over a week already, and Genero admitted the team would prefer to win the title in front of their own fans.
“Everybody wants to win the league at Tynecastle,” continued Zeefuik. “If Hibs win on Sunday, we’ll get the chance to do it ourselves.
“I came here to be a champion, and to get a medal. Next week, we want to finish it. I won’t be watching the Hibs game, I’m only focused on Hearts.”
And finally, when questioned about his own future at the club, the Groningen player would only go as far as to say talks would take place at the end of the season, but he did concede that he was ‘enjoying’ his time in Edinburgh.
“You must ask the club. I don’t know, we’ll see at the end of the season. Hearts is a great club, and I’m seriously enjoying my time here, so we’ll discuss the situation in the summer.”