First Team

Haring: I'm fit and ready

21st May 2019

Peter Haring has declared himself fit and ready to play in Saturday's Scottish Cup Final.

The Austrian midfielder has missed the last five league games through a groin injury, picked up during the semi-final win against Inverness.

"I started training a couple of days ago," Peter said. "I did some training sessions with the team now and everything feels fine, so I’m good."
 
"Everything is fine, it all feels good and I’m fit and ready to play."

The news is a massive boost to manager Craig Levein, who is also waiting over the fitness of Arnaud Djoum and Uche Ikpeazu.
 
"It’s always a little bit difficult if you haven’t played for a couple of weeks but it’s the last game of the season and the biggest game of the season as well," Peter added.

"It’s not really about confidence. You want to win this trophy no matter what, that’s what it’s about."

The Scottish Cup means a lot to Hearts fans and Peter, who was speaking exclusively to HeartsTV, admitted the players share the emotion of the Cup.

"I still remember the first time we played a Scottish Cup game this season. Austin showed us videos of Hearts winning the trophy and what it’s about.

"If you speak to the supporters, everyone talks about it. Everyone says the city will be crazy if we win, so that’s what we want to do."

You can watch Peter's full interview with HeartsTV by clicking here.