First Team

Sean striving for success

21st January 2019

Sean Clare believes his match-winning goal against Livingston can spur him on to be the difference in Hearts’ upcoming matches.

The 22-year-old struck three minutes into the second-half of the Jambos’ William Hill Scottish Cup tie on Sunday, curling a wonderful effort around Livi ‘keeper Liam Kelly after debutant David Vanecek teed up the perfect ball at the edge of the box.

With games coming thick and fast – Hearts host Dundee on Wednesday night before welcoming St Johnstone on Saturday – midfielder Sean hopes to build on the cup win and keep raising confidence levels following a third victory on the bounce.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “Yeah it was definitely a proud moment to score my first Hearts goal.

“I’m buzzing to get it but more importantly to help the team with the win.

“It was a tough game but I think we deserved to win it.

“It’s just a platform; I need to start putting in more performances like that and being the difference a lot more. That’s my aim.

“Confidence is definitely high in the camp just now. I think we’ve deserved all three wins.

“We need to just keep that confidence and play how we know we can play, get the ball down when we can and play long when we can.

“As long as we keep working hard, I think that’s what’s been the real difference; we’ve been really working hard on the pitch and that will help us loads.

“I’m definitely looking forward to this week. I think we all enjoy playing here in front of the fans on our own turf.

“It’s three tough games but it’s three winnable games, like any game in this league so we just need to go into it with the right mindset now, recover and get ready for the next one.”

Sean’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.