"It's everything"; Joe Hart blown away by the Celtic experience that has taken him by surprise

By John McGinley

May 13, 2022

Joe Hart has left no one in any doubt about how much he has enjoyed this season at Celtic, speaking to the official club YouTube channel.

Hart, Callum McGregor and Anthony Ralston sat down with club media employee Ryan Maher to talk over the season and this week’s celebrations.

It was one of Hart’s answers that resonated with me most of all, when he was asked whether or not Wednesday night’s scenes were vindication for him joining the Bhoys.

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Joe Hart is loving life at Celtic

He said: “They’re a nice cherry on the top but I’m just really pleased and proud to be part of the club. Everything it was sold to me as – it’s that and more.

“It’s everything that I want to be a part of, especially at this point of my career. The last couple of years in football weren’t what I wanted them to be. But life is not perfect and football is not perfect.

“I went through that period and kept my head down and believed something good would come from it – I’m living that now.”

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Maher then asked the goalkeeper whether he’s been surprised by the celebratory scenes this week.

Hart continued: “Yeah, of course it did. You can’t expect it. I didn’t want to expect it. This is definitely the kind of place you have to live in the moment and just smile. Wednesday night was nuts.

“It’s a good feeling at the moment. But football can change quickly, so we’re going to enjoy the moment, but our focus is on… repeat.”

Hart undoubtedly gets what the Celtic experience is about. We’ve know that for a while now, but these comments are a fine reminder of it.

With characters like him in the dressing room, there’s going to be no drop in standards next season. Far from it in fact. You’d put good money on this Celtic team getting even better under Ange Postecoglou.

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