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Joe Hart discusses Manchester City departure, joining Torino

Joe is happy in Italy, and that's good news

FC Torino v Empoli FC - Serie A Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Joe Hart was back in England for a while as the Three Lions played at Wembley Stadium against Malta in their World Cup European Qualifying match on Saturday. Hart kept a clean sheet and saw his team win, which was certainly pleasing.

Manchester City fans still miss the goalkeeper, who was deemed not good enough to play by manager Pep Guardiola and was loaned out to Serie A side Torino, a decision that was nothing short of controversial and it's still a source of discussion.

But Hart respects Guardiola's decision and is determined to give his best during his season-long spell in Italy.

"Football is a game of opinions and some people have a great opinion of me and some people probably think I'm absolutely useless. Unfortunately for me, one of the guy's opinions in charge of my club at the time wasn't as strong as it needed to be, so I needed to find someone who had an opinion of me who thought I could help their team.

"I need to improve and improve all the time because I'm still learning the game and the game is changing all the time. I love trying to improve, I love that challenge. I want to keep developing until I physically can't.

"I'm not going to lie, I wasn't sat there with 25 options [of clubs to join]. Torino was a really good option for me and it definitely excited me to go to play in Serie A and to play for Torino. That fit, in the situation I was in, was a good decision.

"It's not about making brave decisions. It was a decision I had to make and was comfortable with. I felt I was capable of doing it and where my options were, it was the best one for me in my opinion.

"I'm at Torino with huge commitment to the club, huge commitment to the season, the culture, the football and I'm going to give it my all. Whatever happens, happens."

Source: Sky Sports