Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa vows to learn his lesson

Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa tells HITC Sport he has learnt his lesson after picking up the first red card of his career.

Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa is adamant that he has learnt his lesson after collecting the first red card of his career.

Oshaniwa was sent off in last month's defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle after appearing to clash with Tobi Sho-Silva.

The Nigeria international admits he found it difficult to accept the red card for the incident, but insists the whole episode will make him a better player.

"I wasn't happy as it was the first red car ever in my life," Oshaniwa told HITC Sport.

"Life is a process every day and I shouldn't have fallen for that trick and reacted.

"I let my emotions get the better of me, but I have learnt my lesson.

"That is not the type of person I am and I am sorry to the fans and everyone connected to the club for the sending off."

The sending off has been the only blot on Oshaniwa's copybook since joining Hearts from Israeli side Ironi Ashdod.

The attacking full-back, who signed a three-year deal with Hearts, has made himself a big fans' favourite at Tynecastle and his performances have caught the attention of other clubs.

"I am really enjoying being at Hearts," added Oshaniwa. "Edinburgh is a lovely place to live and the football has been very good.

"The standard is very good and I enjoy playing in the the stadiums with passionate fans.

"I want to work hard to give my all to Hearts and try and be successful with them.

Hearts currently sit in third spot in the Scottish Premiership and Oshaniwa has been impressed by what he has seen at Tynecastle.

"We have had a good start to the season and everyone at the club has been very good to me," noted Oshaniwa.

"I am confident we can enjoy a successful season. It was a great achievement to go to Celtic and pick up point last week and we must build on that.

"We have a lot of good players and a good manager so everything is possible if we all work hard."

Next up for Oshaniwa and Hearts is a home date with struggling Kilmarnock on Saturday.

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