By all accounts Joe Hart is settling in well at Torino where he is on loan from Manchester City and made his debut over the weekend in the match against Atalanta.
The team’s boss, Sinisa Mihajlovic, is delighted with Hart’s attitude and believes that he is an excellent match for the team. Hart agreed to move to the team on a season long loan after he ceased to be the first choice goalkeeper at Manchester City. Instead Claudio Bravo has been using Willy Caballero.
Hart began training with his new team last week and he quickly impressed Mihajlovic with his mentality and his willingness to try and speak Italian to the other players.
Speaking before Sunday’s game Mihajlovic said that Hart was “very determined”. He went on to say that he is “very happy with Hart and he’s already formed a good rapport with the other guys, communicating in Italian. I am pleased.”
Mihajlovic said that he spoke to Hart in order to assess his mentality and said that before they even met he made a good impression while speaking on the phone. According to Mihajlovic Hart “speaks a little Italian, he’s learning those 30, 40, 50 words that you need on the pitch to lead the defence and he’s already using them in training.”
Hart has also been praised by defender Cesare Bovo who said that he “got a good impression”. He went on to say that, “The communication isn’t perfect yet, mainly because my English is terrible. But he is really likeable and he’s immediately settled into Toro life.”
He said that the team was “truly happy” with the way that Hart introduced himself to the team in the first few training sessions and said that they are all dealing with issues together.