Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has waxed lyrical about Joe Hart, saying the Spurs summer signing is a “top, top guy” who’s great to have around the team.
The veteran goalkeeper joined Tottenham on a free transfer last August, penning a two-year deal in North London.
However, Pep Guardiola went on to deem the 33-year-old surplus to requirements, with loan spells at Torino and West Ham not going to plan.
At Burnley, meanwhile, he fell out of first-team contention and made just three appearances last season.
Although Hart may not have joined Spurs with regular first-team action in mind, he has proven a capable deputy for Hugo Lloris.
The 33-year-old has played eight times this season, and Spurs haven’t lost with him between the sticks.
“I’ve played against Joe quite a few times,” Davies is quoted by football.london as saying.
“He’s always a big character and he’s done everything in the game but when he came to this team he fitted straight in. He’s a top, top guy.
“Full of energy, great guy to have around the team and a top keeper.”
Hart is undoubtedly a great goalkeeper who hasn’t had the rub of the green in recent years, but his arrival at Spurs has given the club one of the best goalkeeping selections in the league.
For a player to win two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup during his career, not to mention being praised by the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, it’s testament to his quality.
And it’s great to hear from Davies just how well he’s settled in, how appreciated he is by his teammates, and how much he’s contributing to the dressing room and in training too.
“If we are successful this year,” The Athletic recently quoted a Spurs source as saying, “a lot of that will be down to Bale and Hart.”