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Torino boss Mihajlovic enjoys Guardiola swipe over Hart move

Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic is delighted to be working with Joe Hart.

Mihajlovic enjoyed a dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for letting Hart leave.

“He's a great opportunity for us and we grabbed him. He is the number one choice for England with experience, character and grit.

“He's very determined and I spoke to him before the signature to ensure he was fired up. I am very happy with Hart and he's already formed a good rapport with the other lads, communicating in Italian. I am pleased.

“I spoke to Hart because I wanted to understand what mentality he had coming here. Even on the phone he made a good impression. He speaks a little Italian, is learning those 30-40-50 words that you need on the pitch to lead the defence and he's already using them in training.

“Of course I hope he's learning them properly and won't tell the defenders to do the opposite of what he wants…" smiled Mihajlovic.

“The English have a different mentality, they give everything in every single training session. It's not like in Italy, when you need to talk to them to get the right attitude.

“Guardiola says Hart isn't the best with his feet, but from what I've seen he's got decent feet. If Guardiola wants someone like Guardiola in goal, then that's going to be tricky…

“If Guardiola has any other players he'd like to hand over, then we'll gladly take a look. We are happy Hart is here and are convinced this is the right team and city for him. Now it's up to Hart to prove himself."

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