Canadian defender Marcus Godinho has hardly set the world alight whilst at Hearts. That’s why what looks like a come and get me plea from him is so baffling.
The full-back is on Gold Cup duty right now with the Canadians. He’ll hope for more success there, having endured a poor 2018/19 season at Tynecastle.
He featured in their recent 4-0 win over Martinique before missing the 3-1 defeat to Mexico. Canada are expected to beat Cuba though and progress to the next round.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Godinho has sent what appears to be a warning to the Jambos that he may leave over a lack of first-team football: “This is a really good proving ground. If I can perform against sides like Mexico and USA then I can play in the Scottish Premiership.
“I have that belief in myself. Hopefully, the gaffer at Hearts likes what he sees over here and I can really make an impact next season.
“But at this stage in my career, I just need to be playing first-team football and progressing as a player, wherever that is.”
Godinho comments may even be music to Hearts’ ears
It’s just a bit confusing. Surely Godinho is in no position to make claims for a move? It’s not like the Canadian is going to be at a bigger club, he’ll go to a smaller team when he does eventually leave Gorgie.
The full-back should chomping at the bit to make an impact at Hearts. Whilst he’s said he hopes Levein takes note of his form for his country, he’s also hoping others look at him too.
He’s clearly got his eye on a move and good enough for him. Hearts may be pleased about that, given it was recently reported that his first-team opportunities will be limited with Hearts.
Whilst Godinho wants Levein to recognise his performances with Canada, the Jambos boss is probably more bothered about what he’s seen in maroon. Godinho has been bang average at best.
Hearts may be hoping someone answers Godinho’s come and get me plea. Godinho on the other hand should be careful what he wishes for.