“We are representing Celtic Football Club and that is the most important thing,” Joe Hart

Joe Hart sat down with Viaplay ahead of the club’s Scottish Cup Final showdown against Inverness Caledonian Thistle this coming Saturday at Hampden. The big goalkeeper has had another good season at Parkhead and is just as eager as everyone else to get out onto that pitch and get his hands on an historic Treble with the Hoops.

Humble as ever, the former Manchester City and England number one revealed that he is happy just being part of the Celtic Family and if that means he is viewed as one of the standard bearers alongside his captain, Callum McGregor, he is content with that too. It’s undeniable since Joe has stepped between the sticks for us that nervousness and panic has been a thing of the past. He has made some mistakes, but that is true of goalkeepers all over the world – and at the highest level.

Many are clamouring for Celtic to bring in a new netminder as Joe is now 36-years-old and succession planning should be in place. However, caution should be taken when dealing with this particular situation at Celtic Park. If you cast your mind back to when we let Craig Gordon leave for free and ended up with Vasilis Barkas during that Covid season, decide in haste, repent at your leisure springs to mind.

With speculation surrounding the Big Lebowski currently, Joe echoed why the supporters are so eager to hang onto Ange Postecoglou and avoid losing him to the riches and glamour of the English Premier League. He has transformed our culture and given us our identity back after it evaporated into thin air three years ago. It’s clear that the manager has the complete and utter trust of the players and Hart once again confirmed this in his preview of the Scottish Cup Final this weekend.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic shakes hands with Joe Hart after the team’s victory in the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Cameron Carter-Vickers missing through injury for the showpiece, Joe with be crucial in helping Carl Starfelt and his defensive partner communicate and protect the Celtic goalmouth. His experience at the top level is invaluable in instances like this and is a stern reminder of why he was brought to the club, despite being told by the footballing orthodoxy he was finished.

There’s still plenty juice left in the tank by the sounds of it!

Watch this snippet from Joe’s sit down with Viaplay ahead of our potential Treble winning day below…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.


  1. I don’t know what is going on, but I have to say that Ange demands commitment from his players.
    How does that work if he leaves. Are we not entitled to his commitment?