HART SETTLING INTO LIFE AT TORINO
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