Joe Hart has told Tottenham Hotspur’s official website that he is excited to work with Hugo Lloris and described the goalkeeper as one of the best in the world – while also commenting on Jose Mourinho.
Hart, 33, was confirmed by Tottenham on Tuesday afternoon as Spurs made their second signing of the summer in the 75-time England international. He has signed a two-year deal, which is worth £27,500 a week (Standard).
It sees Hart join the eighth English side of his illustrious career, following spells at Manchester City, West Ham, Burnley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town and Tranmere Rovers.
In his first interview since becoming a Tottenham player, Hart – who has joined on a free transfer – spoke of his excitement at teaming up with Lloris and claimed he has always had a strong relationship with Mourinho.
"I'm here to help the team in any way I can, be it on the field, off the field, I'm here to try and push the Club forward."
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 18, 2020
“I know what it takes to win titles and I’ve got huge admiration for Hugo,” Hart said on Lloris. “He is one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers and I am genuinely excited to work with him. Excited to push and learn from him.
“You can’t help but get excited at this club and one of the world’s best coaches,” Hart added, on Mourinho. “He has done huge things in the game. I’ve always had a good relationship when playing against him. The sky is the limit.”
TBR’s view – Is Hart second choice? Should Gazzaniga leave?
The signing of Hart adds enormous experience – not just Premier League know how, but experience in Europe and when it comes to winning Premier League titles. On a free, he can have a very positive impact on the squad.
But is he good enough to overtake Paulo Gazzaniga into second choice? Perhaps, if he can rediscover his form. For Gazzaniga, should the Argentine be considering a move? It remains to be seen what Mourinho thinks.