Thomas Abbey eyes number '10' role at Hearts

Published on: 23 November 2016

Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Thomas Abbey says his goal against Swedru Professionals is the best he has ever scored.

The hardworking star was handed a free role in Hearts' 3-0 win over second-tier side Swedru Professionals in a preseason friendly last Sunday.

Abbey thrived in his new position and came up with two good goals. His first came after a run from deep to meet Musah Ibrahim's cutback but his second and final goal was a thing of beauty. He unleashed a lovely shot into the top corner from 25 yards after some crisp combination play from the Phobians.

But having scored some lovely peaches and curlers in Hearts colors, the captain-on-the-day insists this is his best goal so far.

"I think this is the best goal I have ever scored for Hearts," Abbey told

"I have scored some nice goals against Amidaus, TP Mazembe and Ebusua Dwarfs but this goal comes higher for me. I just wished I scored this goal in a league match or competitive game because the fans would have appreciated it more. But I will try and be shooting more often and hopefully, who knows, I might be lucky again."

The General captain of the club was handed the armband in the absence of Robin Gnagne and he played a captain's game from start-to-finish. But Abbey disagrees that was the reason behind his good all-round performance.

"No, no not at all. I don't think I played well because of the band. I was given a free role to play and it's one of my favorite positions," he said.

"I have played in a lot of positions for the club and if you remember, I was the preferred left back in the second round last season.

"I don't mind playing anywhere for the club but I would love to get some time and play in a free role or at No.10."