Former Manchester City and Burnley goalkeeper, Joe Hart, has expressed his thoughts on having no club to play for for the first time in his 17 year career as a professional goalkeeper, seeing as his contract will be expiring today, 30th June.
He has most recently been Burnley’s reserve goalkeeper, with his contract expiring today and clubs yet to make an offer.
In an interview with BBC, Joe Hart did not seem sorry for himself showing signs of hope for his future as a footballer.How the Mighty has Fallen: Hart was once Manchester City’s First Choice Goalkeeper.
“The fact I have had to sit on the bench for 18 months in the Premier League is not going to define or crush me”.
“I remember who I am. I remember playing for my local Sunday league team and trying to get into the Shrewsbury Town first team. I learned early – you need to keep things in perspective”.
“You can have great things said about you in football, but you have to be strong on self-criticism, analyse what you are doing and be comfortable with it”.
“Maybe from the outside, people are thinking it is a time for panic, but from the inside it is a time to look forward and see all the opportunities”.
“I am young when it comes to goalkeeping. I am even younger when it comes to the mental age of a guy who just wants to go in goal and have people whack balls at him”.
“I am under no illusions that Real Madrid are going to knock my door down, get [Thibaut] Courtois out and bring me in. But there is plenty more to come from me”.
“I just need someone to believe in me and I will repay that faith”.
Hart, 33, is still very much convinced that he still has a greater future ahead and he’s looking forward to that.