Hart still frus­trated

City keeper un­happy with Eti­had loan exit

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Joe Hart is pretty frank about his move to Torino in Serie A this sea­son.

He is in the land of Dino Zoff, Gian­luigi Buf­fon and Wal­ter Zenga. Asked whether that may have been a fac­tor in choos­ing Italy, he says: “It was but I’m not go­ing to lie. I wasn’t sat there with 25 op­tions. I wasn’t. Torino was a re­ally good op­tion for me and it def­i­nitely ex­cited me to go to play in Serie A and to play for Torino. That fit, in the sit­u­a­tion I was in, was a good de­ci­sion.”

“But it’s not about mak­ing brave de­ci­sions. It was a de­ci­sion I had to make and was com­fort­able with. I felt I was ca­pable of do­ing it and, where my op­tions were, it was the best one for me in my opin­ion.”

“I had a sit­u­a­tion at (Manch­ester) City where my play­ing time was go­ing to be lim­ited, full stop. So I had to look else­where. It was pretty quick. I wasn’t given much time so when that op­por­tu­nity came, I was re­ally, re­ally grate­ful.”

“I spoke to the Torino man­ager Sin­isa Mi­ha­jlovic, who made it clear that they did ac­tu­ally want me to play in the team, so that was enough.”

Many might have only tuned into to his first game, in which he made an er­ror which cost a goal in the 2-1 de­feat to Ata­lanta. Since then, his start has been much more aus­pi­cious: two wins, two draws, only two goals con­ceded and two clean sheets, with Torino in sev­enth.

The Torino ul­tras even have a Joe Hart ban­ner, which has been loaned to them by Manch­ester City fans, who still hold him in great es­teem.

The rea­sons for his move have al­ready been in­tri­cately an­a­lysed. Pep Guardi­ola is a coach in the tra­di­tion of Jo­han Cruyff who re­gards his goal­keep­ers as the first line of at­tack, a play­maker who also hap­pens to make

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Eng­land and Manch­ester City goal­keeper Joe Hart in ac­tion against Malta.

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