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Departing Burnley keeper Hart: I know Real Madrid won't kick out Courtois for me

Departing Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart says he wants regular football next season.

Hart has spent this term largely on the bench at Turf Moor.

“The fact that I sat on a bench for a year and a half in Premier League matches will not change or break me," he told BBC Sport.

“I remember who I am.

"I remember playing in the local league of my hometown on Sundays and dreamed of getting into the Shrewsbury team. I understood early that I needed to look at everything in perspective.

"Great things can be said about you as a football player, but you must remain self-critical and analyse your actions. Maybe from the side for people it seems that I have come to panic, but I see the situation as a chance to look for new opportunities.

"For a goalkeeper, I'm young enough. Of course, I have no illusions, I do not expect that they will call me from Real Madrid now and say they'll kick out (Thibaut) Courtois and are going to take me in his place.

"However, I still have opportunities. Someone needs to believe in me, and then I will fully repay the trust for this."

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