First Team

Oliver hoping to hit ground running

20th June 2018

Oliver Bozanic hopes to bring his international experience to Tynecastle after joining Hearts

New signing Oliver Bozanic hopes to use his experiences of winning titles in Australia and playing at the World Cup to hit the ground running at Hearts.

The 29-year-old has joined the Jambos on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance, having enjoyed a career that has seen him play in England, Switzerland, Japan and in his homeland.

He made two appearances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and the box-to-box midfielder aims to bring his vast knowledge of the game to Tynecastle, and win a recall to the national team in the process.

Speaking to HeartsTV, Oliver said: “I’ve played a little bit around the world. I hope I can bring that experience from different countries and bring it into here.

“Playing in the World Cup was an amazing experience, the pinnacle of my career.

“I hope to be back in the national team one day and I hope by coming here to Hearts that can come true.”

Most recently of Melbourne City, the Australian admits he wanted to be back playing in Europe, and has revealed his aim is to bring silverware to Gorgie.

“It’s that time of my career when I really wanted to be back in Europe.

“Hearts have given me this great opportunity to play here in Scotland and I’m just looking forward to taking that chance.

“I’d love to win trophies. It’s why we play football and I hope that I can do that at this club.”

Oliver’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.