England goalkeeper, Joe Hart has received glowing remarks from his new Nigerian teammate at Torino FC in the Serie A.
Hart who was formerly plying his trade at Manchester City with Kelechi Iheanacho now has a new pal in Joel Obi who is temporarily acting as an interpreter for the 29-year old.
Obi told The Sun that Hart has been a worthy addition to Torino even as he marveled at why Coach Pep Guardiola virtually forced the keeper away from the Etihad Stadium.
Obi revealed: “To have a goalkeeper like him changed the mood in the dressing room.
“We felt like we’d bought a Rolls-Royce and the confidence level went through the roof.
“He’s hard working and just got straight down to business from day one.
“You would think he has been a part of the club for couple of years.
“Some felt he was poorly treated at City but he didn’t want sympathy from anyone. He just wanted to play football.”
Hart has SIX clean sheets in ten games for club and country this term and has helped the Serie A side to a five-game unbeaten run a development which is quite pleasing for Obi.
“He motivates the team and pushes everyone to give it their all. He says stuff like ‘just do your job and I will not concede’. I think that extra desire not to fail has been a big factor for us.
“He hates to concede and, if he does ,his reactions tell you how much we’ve failed as a team.” Obi, 25, concluded