Celebrate a goal? It'd be Rudi not to.
The Czech will be emotional - but the emotions will be in check.
Rudi Skacel will be feted by all four sides of Tynecastle the minute he sets foot out of the tunnel this afternoon.
But he insists he'll be building four walls around his heart to keep it out.
It's the Dundee United midfielder's first trip back to Hearts as an away player after two spells at the club which saw him become a double Scottish Cup-winning hero.
The '51' on his back - a tribute to their hounding of Hibs at Hampden in May - is testimony to the bond he knows he'll always have with the Jambos punters.
But as he approaches the final month of his short-term deal with the Terrors, he insists his feelings won't stand in the way of his own progress.
And contrary to the current trend, he offered no guarantees that he wouldn't celebrate plunging a dagger into his old club's SPL hopes with a goal.
The gifted 33-year-old said: "I'm looking forward to it because I have great memories of the place. It will be a full stadium, which is always good for the players - hard for an opponent - but for me this is a special game, a special place.
"As far as the situation they are in, I'm not a Hearts player any more so it's not really fair to talk about them. I hope everything will be fine and I wish them all the best.
"I still speak to the boys sometimes - but not this week. I'll be focusing on myself and doing my best for my team. All I can think about is winning. The basic stuff is we need three points after dropping two last week.
"Will I get a warm welcome? We'll see. Maybe. It doesn't matter how I feel about it though. I have to keep my emotions out of it. And you can ask me when I score if I'll celebrate it!
"I want to win there, I want to score goals there, definitely. But scoring goals is emotional and you never know what you'll do."
Skacel finally rediscovered that emotion in a Tangerine shirt last weekend. His first goal for the club since his short-term signing at the end of October came in their sensational 4-4 draw with Inverness.
And he insists after only his fourth start that there's more to come.
He said: "I'm happy, every game I feel better. I missed a few more chances and when you're three up and don't win there's still a bit of you disappointed.
"But mainly I'm so happy because I've waited a long time for the first goal here - I've hit the post and come close so it's great to get some confidence.
"And I've been really welcomed here.
I have to thank the gaffer and all the boys because I've fitted in so quickly and they've made me feel good.
"This is also a squad who should at least be in the top three. It's young, talented and it's annoying where we are. We should honestly be second."
Despite a slow start, they're not far away from that aspiration - but boss Peter Houston knows their chances of achieving it come May would be helped if he can retain Skacel beyond the end of January. He said: "Rudi has probably got about six agents out there working for him!
"I would like to keep him and I've made that clear but see if he gets a move I'll be the first to shake his hand.
"I'll be speaking to him about staying obviously but it's the story of my life since I took over as manager in 2009.
"I've had some real good players who have left for more money but they did me a turn and deserved it.
"I don't like guys who don't give their all which is why I'll take the likes of Craig Conway's contribution, or Morgaro Gomis, Prince Buaben, Paul Dixon and Garry Kenneth and say thanks.
"I've not lost too many in January. It tends to be at the end of the season, and it would be nice if I could keep everyone this time as well."
Houston admits he's been knocked out by Skacel - more by the aspects of the Czech international's game he didn't expect than the ones he did.
With a reputation for being a luxury player, that's exactly the type the blue-collar boss would never normally countenance.
However, he said: 'Rudi is a great boy. He mixes really well. I wasn't sure what he would be like when he first came as I didn't know him.
'But he's been different class. He likes the banter in the dressing room and gets stuck in about the stronger characters when it comes to games we play, rather than taking the easy option and giving the young lads a hard time.
"And he's even better than I imagined. He works for the team on the defensive side of things, he's not lazy in the slightest.
"He works hard off the ball so isn't lazy at all. The best thing that's happened to him is Gary Mackay-Steven going out the team. I needed a flair player in his absence and he's taken this opportunity."
CZECH THIS OUT Rudi Skacel is relishing his trip to Tynecastle with Dundee United (inset, far left), celebrating the Jambos 5-1 victory over Hibs in the Scottish Cup final and wearing the 51 shirt at United to mark the success