Burnley keeper Joe Hart has praised former manager Pep Guardiola’s professionalism. The former Manchester City shot stopper moved to Burnley in the summer for a reported fee of £3.5m.
The 31 year old English international had two Premier League medals in his tally but the arrival of Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium seemed to have jeopardized his position at the club.
Guardiola’s visionary philosophy to have a ball playing keeper in the goal changed the scenario completely as Hart surely wasn’t the player he was looking for. The player had two productive loan spell at Torino and West Ham United respectively but none of the clubs was interested in roping him permanently.
An unexpected injury to Nick Pope opened a door for him and the player will now have ample opportunities to prove his mettle in the top flight. Hart said, “I’m cool with Pep, I think he’s a top manager.
“He came in and was dead honest with me. I looked him in the eye and shook his hand, I thanked him for his honesty. I didn’t thank him for his opinion, but his honesty was second to none. We tried to make the best of a bad situation for both of us.”
“It is what it is. I moved on, worked hard, trained with City, I was welcomed back the last couple of pre-seasons. It could have easily been awkward, but it wasn’t.”