Skacel explains Hearts move
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rudolf Skacel has outlined the reasons for choosing Hearts.Rudolf Skacel has outlined the reasons that made him reject top Czech clubs to move to Scotland with Hearts.
The Czech star snubbed a return to his native country after deciding to leave Marseille - and was overjoyed with his reception from the Edinburgh public.
"It's a great atmosphere," Skacel told MF Dnes. "That's why I didn't want to return to Czech Republic.
"Here there is a full house every week but at home that only happens twice a year.
"I simply didn't want to play in the Czech league, I have many reasons for that.
"I am 26 and want to play abroad.
"I will learn to play hard in Scotland - it's not a problem. I'm not afraid of Scotland.
"Hearts was one of the few clubs that wanted me as a left midfielder.
"Some clubs wanted us as left backs. I know I would be happy to be playing at least but I prefer attacking and I want to score goals.
"I am too young to lose myself somewhere in defence."