Oliver Bozanic has not played for Australia for more than four years but has set his sights on winning a return to the Socceroo set-up.
Hearts are currently sitting in sixth place in the Scottish Premiership, eight points below the European places.
Bozanic, who has featured in central midfield, on the left and also as a number 10 for the club this season, has enjoyed his maiden campaign with the Jam Tarts.
He is one of three Aussies at the club along with defender Ben Garuccio and midfielder Ryan Edwards
“It’s been really good,” Bozanic said.
“We had a really good start to the season and now we’re coming to the back end of the season now. We’re still in with a big opportunity to get through to the Cup final.
“We play a semi-final at the weekend. We’re in the top half of the six for the breakaway of the final five games of the season.
“The club has been really good, they’ve been very welcoming and the fanbase here is something pretty special. There’s 20,000 here every week supporting us.
Hearts face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup this Saturday at Hampden Park.
Bozanic is hoping for better luck in this semi-final after his team were beaten in the Scottish League Cup by eventual champions Celtic in October.
“We made it through to the semi-final earlier in the season with the other Cup, where we lost to Celtic in that semi,” he said.
“But it was still a very good achievement to get to that semi-final and to play in front of 50,000, it’s a really nice thing to play in front of that many people and to try and get the team through to the final.”