England’s number one Joe Hart played his first game for Torino today, away from home to Atalanta, but it didn’t go quite to plan.
Hart joined the Italian side after new Manchester City manager decided to loan him away in favour of former Barcelona man Claudio Bravo. Bravo had a poor start in a City shirt yesterday conceding a poor goal to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and almost a penalty due to a foul on Wayne Rooney in the Manchester derby.
The stage seemed set then for Hart to prove his doubters wrong.
Joe Hart right now… #Bravo pic.twitter.com/uzW8SQMUk6
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) September 10, 2016
Somewhere in Turin, Joe Hart is replaying that Bravo mistake while singing God save the Queen unnecessarily loud
— Raf (@TheFalseNein) September 10, 2016
Sadly for Hart though things didn’t even get off to a good start today, with his name being written incorrectly on the team sheet.
John Hart starting in goal for Torino today
— 90min (@90min_Football) September 11, 2016
Great start for Joe Hart at Torino ð®ð¹ ð#John pic.twitter.com/oFFD0HuxUv
— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) September 11, 2016
Okay, so strangely Hart’s full name is Charles Joseph John Hart – so maybe it was an easy mistake to make.
Joe's full name: Charles Joseph John Hart. Guess you can tell I'm bored and my telly is currently buggered.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 11, 2016
Maybe the game went well at least then? Nope.
Joe Hart's off to a good start in Italy… pic.twitter.com/xg5FqEuLqK
— FurnyFootball (@FurnyFootball) September 11, 2016
Joe Hart has already made a howler then?
— MA (@MattAmos124) September 11, 2016
A costly mistake allowed Atalanta to equalise just minutes after Torino had pulled ahead, before an 82nd minute penalty made the final score 2-1 to the hosts.
Fans haven’t been too kind about the mistake.
So everyone said that Joe Hart could've caught the ball in yesterday's Derby…seems not after his Torino debut
— Libby Bodell (@Libby_Bodell) September 11, 2016
Different country.Same Joe Hart!
— Barry Sullivan (@b8sully) September 11, 2016
Remember when Joe Hart was good
— Mitchell Stringer (@MitchBCFC98) September 11, 2016
Some think Hart deserves a break though…
Joe Hart is a good goalkeeper and will prove to be one of the best choices going abroad. Will only make him a better keeper !!
— James Anstee (@JamesAnstee44) September 11, 2016
….Poor John Hart.
— KB (@RealKBfifa) September 11, 2016
Stay strong Joe!