Celtic v RB Leipzig: “There is no way it will break him,” Juranovic on Joe Hart’s blunder

Joe Hart by no means played a flawless game in Germany in Celtic’s 3-1 defeat to RB Leipzig but other than his poor pass that led to their decisive second goal Hart had actually done well to keep Celtic in the game until that point.

Players all make mistakes, it happens, and teammate Josip Juranovic believes Hart’s mistake won’t bring him down, instead the Celtic goalkeeper will use his experience in the game to come back stronger than ever.. As reported by FootballScotland, Josip Juranovic spoke up for his friend and teammate.  “Tuesday will be a big night for Joe and one where he can show once again who he is.


“Joe is our second leader. He’s a great character and an excellent goalkeeper. He made a mistake in Germany but there is no way it will break him. Because he’s a champion. He has been for so many years now.

“As Joe said after the game, we play the way the manager wants us to play. It’s an attacking way, which the players want, and it puts individuals under pressure at certain moments. So mistakes are going to happen. But they don’t outweigh all the good things that we produce as a team.

Joe Hart of Celtic warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between RB Leipzig and Celtic FC at Red Bull Arena on October 05, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

“For example, if you look at our Champions League matches so far, we have created so many chances to score. If we had put away a higher percentage of them, we’d already be in a much stronger position in the group. But as we did last year against Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis, we’ve shown that we can cause problems for some of the biggest teams.

“That’s exciting and it’s where we want to be. Against Motherwell, it was a mix-up between myself and Joe. I believed if I chested the ball back to him, he’d be in the perfect position to receive it.

“At the same time, he thought he could come and collect it. We both couldn’t be right and it ended up in the back of the net. You don’t want these misunderstandings to happen but it’s football, so it’s always possible. Joe and I spoke about it after the game and we’ve moved on.”

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