“I play for the club, I play for the badge and I play for the manager,” Joe ‘Sacred’ Hart

Joe ‘Sacred’ Hart spoke to the Mainstream Media today after Ange Postecoglou and spoke about expectations wearing the Celtic jersey. Hart understands that this group of players, assembled by the manager over the past few months, have come into a club used to winning trophies and that is something that the former England goalkeeper reckons is huge motivating factor for the new players eager to taste that success as Celtic players themselves.

“By the sounds of things here, you can’t really afford to rest on the fact even if you’re sitting on the back of a treble or a double.

“You can’t sit on that, and that’s great. Sounds like this is the kind of place you celebrate or reflect whichever way it ends and you move on. We’ve got an expecting, great fanbase. I can already see that we work together in that respect,” Hart said.

Joe Hart of Celtic punches away a cross in game between Motherwell and Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We want to keep winning – it’s no secret that winning does bring confidence, but we’re trying to build a nice flat-line, something that we can work to, and then the performances will come from there,” Hart added.

Expectations levels are always high at Celtic but Hart is focused on giving his all, always 100% and then he’ll see where that takes him this season. Will that be enough to be regarded as a success? “That’s for other people to judge, they know what to expect from Celtic players. I can only be me, I can only give 100 per cent like I do.

“I play for the club, I play for the badge and I play for the manager, Hart stated. “I feel good in the shirt at the moment and I want to continue.”

Joe Hart saves Celtic during the Europa League group G match between Celtic FC and Ferencvarosi TC at Celtic Park on 19 October, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Asked about tomorrow’s opponents St Johnstone and in particular their keeper, Zander Clark, Hart said: “We’re going to have a tough game against him, he’s in a good vein of form after the domestic trophy wins last season.

“I know that to get into the Scotland team there’s some strong keepers, plenty of people vying for that number one and probably feel like they’re very close to it and he is certainly one of them.”

You can watch Joe Hart’s Mainstream Media conference below…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. I know that I am not the only one thinking this but what a brilliant signing Joe has been his professionalism and experience has helped us so much and like all goalies will have the odd blunder he doesn’t stop from being a leader for us.