Hart bears no Guardiola grudge

England goalkeeper Joe Hart reveals he has no hard feelings towards Pep Guardiola even though he has was forced to leave Manchester City after the former Barcelona boss arrived at the club.

Despite being a fixture in the Manchester City side that won two Premier League titles in recent times, Hart was sent to Torino on a season-long loan to Torino at the start of Guardiola's tenure at the club, having fallen behind Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero in the pecking order.

Speaking to Italian publication La Stampa, Hart insisted he is enjoying life in Italy and certainly doesn't 'hate' Guardiola.

"I don't hate Guardiola, these kind of feelings don't suit with professional matters. But I'm here, this means I had no choice but to leave.


"Last August everything happened so fast. I'm grateful to Torino because they offered me a true, solid opportunity.

"I grew up watching Italian football on TV, I visited the city before accepting and I liked it, and I got very encouraging feedback from people like Patrick Vieira.

"I am not thinking about the future. I just want to enjoy this season at Torino.

"The fans surprised me. I know that the stadiums are rarely sold out, but there's still a great atmosphere. When we play at home, it's amazing."