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Joe Hart Reveals the Reason Why He Moved To Burnley from Man City

Joe Hart Reveals the Reason Why He Moved To Burnley from Man City

Former goalkeeper of Manchester City, Joe Hart, has hailed the vibe after he concluded a 12-year spell at Manchester City and joined Sean Dyche’s side Burnley.

Football news: The England international player severed a 12-year association with the Premier League champions

The 75-times capped England national player has won two Premier League titles with City but when Pep Guardiola came as the manager in 2016, Hart fell out of favour.

The 31-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Burnley and will fight for his place against fellow compatriots Tom Heaton and Nick Pope.

Currently Pope has been side-lined after undergoing a surgery over his dislocated shoulder while Heaton is battling to recover from a calf injury.

In these circumstances, Hart is expected to make his debut at Istanbul Basaksehir in Europa League on Thursday. Before joining Burnley, Hart has spent the previous two years on loan at Serie A and West Ham.

"It's definitely the right time for me to move on," Hart told Burnley's official website. "[City] are doing fantastic and I'm very happy for them. They need to go on and do their thing and I need to do mine.

"I feel good. I feel like I'm in the right place and I feel like this is my time to kick on now. I didn't really think this was going to be an option. There is a fantastic goalkeeping department but there was a slot for me and I really feel like I can do something and help this club go in the direction it wants to go.

"Everything has really impressed me. I've heard such good things about the atmosphere. They say it's priceless but to be part of a team where everyone is pushing in the same direction is not as normal as you would expect it to be.

"I heard that was the vibe and I've come here, first day, and you can just see it. It just stinks of it. Everyone wants to play for each other, everyone wants to win and everyone wants to do their best."

In 2018 World Cup, Pope replaced Hart for a place in the World Cup squad and Heaton also received international honours after joining Burnley.

So the four-time Golden Glove winner Joe Hart believes that joining the Turf Moor side will be best move to get his career back in track.

"I needed to get out on a permanent move this summer, that was the plan," Hart added. "I was open to anything that came my way and because of circumstances here something popped up.

"It's something I'm excited about. Heats and Popey look like they've got the best out of themselves here and I want to try and do the same.

"Anders [Lindegaard] and Adz [Legzdins] are here as well and I think we’re going to have a lot of respect for each other and try and get the best out of each other and ultimately do the best for Burnley. I have been very impressed with Burnley as a team – I think everyone has.

"It was a fantastic year last year, but there have been a lot of foundations laid to get into the position they got into and it’s something I really want to be a part of and I'm really excited to be here."

Rakesh Rakshit

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