Joe Hart admits it could potentially be a “dark time” for him at Burnley but insists he is relishing the challenge of trying to make his mark once again. The former England goalkeeper, 33, has played just three cup games for the Clarets this season and last featured in the Premier League in December 2018. He is out of contract in the summer and has spoken openly about leaving Turf Moor.
Joe Hart said “It’s certainly the lowest point of my footballing career but it’s not a dark cloud, I’m comfortable with what’s going on. Yeah I’m sad, yeah I’m disappointed that I’m not playing because I know what I want to be, I know where I should be, I know what I can bring to the game. At the moment I’m not being picked, simple as that. You know, at school, not being picked…and that’s hard. I feel like right now could be real dark time for me, but it’s not, I see it as a challenge.”
He also spoke about being left out in the cold by Pep Guardiola and how he dealt with it.
Joe Hart said “It will sound pathetic but it’s the truth, it’s not playing and not being wanted. Things happened with the new manager at Manchester City, probably the most important manager in the world. He didn’t even necessarily not like me, he just had a certain aspect which he didn’t feel I was up to, and it kind of dropped from there.”
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