Manchester City’s tactician, Pep Guardiola, admitted that he might regret the decision to get rid of England international goalkeeper, Joe Hart at the start of his coaching period at the Etihad. However, it was confirmed by the former Barcelona coach that the decision itself was not an easy decision, because the size of Joe’s name was hart for the club and fans.
As is known, the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the manager’s seat in the summer transfer market in 2016, did not only bring misery to Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri. The goalkeeper, Joe Hart, who has been known as one of Manchester City’s icons, must also be eliminated, because if he survives, he is only the third team’s upholstery, because Pep relies more on Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero.
Unfortunately, Pep’s decision was considered inappropriate, because in the end Bravo did not appear to be optimal under the crossbar, Caballero, who was initially lined up as the second goalkeeper, was more likely to play. In 2017 summer transfer market, Pep immediately brought in a new goalkeeper, Ederson Moraes, who is now a mainstay.
In connection with the decision, the former Munich Bayern coach admitted that he most likely had made the wrong decision about Joe Hart. There was regret Pep felt about this, but he also stressed that getting rid of senior players that fans like Joe Hart loved was not an easy decision.
“I know how difficult it is for fans, for people. Hart is a great goalkeeper and has a good record here. That is why the decision is not easy. My decision is not always right. Some prove right and bad. But in the right moment and time you must behave. Sometimes after making a decision, I soon regret it. But that has all happened,” said Guardiola.
Hart joined City from League Two Shrewsbury’s team as a teenager and recorded 348 appearances. After being ousted from the first team, Hart had moved to Italy and played for Torino, then loaned to West Ham United, and this season he played for Burnley.