Revealed: How Nigerian star is helping Joe Hart in Italy

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 21/10/2016

Joe Hart Torino

English goalkeeper, Joe Hart is getting all the support from his new teammates in Torino especially from Nigerian midfielder, Joe Obi who is at the moment helping out as a translator for the on-loan Manchester City stopper.

Hart was virtually forced out by Coach Pep Guardiola to bring in Claudio Bravo and that for many is not looking like a wise decision at least for now.

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Obi who is acting as Hart’s translator while he learns Italian is happy with how the goalkeeper is already getting on.

He said:  “Joe has quickly picked up basic Italian but he only talks about positives at Manchester City — nothing negative.

“He reflects on the great moments — winning titles, big games and derbies — and tells us funny stuff about his team-mates, leaving us in stitches.

“Some of our players try to wind him up by playing as City on PlayStation  just to remind him it’s easier to score against him in a video game than in reality.”

At the moment, Hart, 29, has SIX clean sheets in ten games for club and country this term and has helped the Serie A side to a five-game unbeaten run.