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JOE HART is happy in his new Ital­ian job de­spite the bit­ter feel­ing of re­jec­tion af­ter a decade at Manch­ester City.

New Eti­had boss Pep Guardi­ola made it plain Hart would never be his No.1 choice and so the Eng­land goal­keeper packed his bags for a sea­son-long loan at Torino.

But life is not so bad in the land of the lire and Hart can now talk openly about the gut-wrench­ing de­ci­sion to say good­bye to his City team-mates.

Hart said: “I have to play foot­ball – that’s who I am and what I do. My op­tions were lim­ited to say the least, so I knew I had to get out and that I needed to play.

“I’m 29 now so I’m cer­tainly not go­ing to miss a mo­ment of play­ing”

“I’m a foot­baller at the end of the day and our ca­reers are over in the blink of an eye.

“I’m 29 now so I’m cer­tainly not go­ing to miss a mo­ment of play­ing.”

Hart has set­tled into his new life in Turin sur­pris­ingly quickly – and is com­fort­able with a new lan­guage.

“Yes, I’m pro­gress­ing with the lan­guage,” he said. “I’ve spo­ken pretty ig­no­rant English for 29 years so it’s a chal­lenge.

“But you give a lit­tle and gain a lot so I’m try­ing hard. It keeps the brain tick­ing. I’m re­ally en­joy­ing the chal­lenge.” – Daily Star

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