S
SEARCH
M
SW
Collect News Data

Joe Hart reveals goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods' passion crucial in Celtic move

:Headline: Joe Hart reveals goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods' passion crucial in Celtic move:
The 34-year-old keeper signed for the Parkhead club on a three-year deal.
Sports Mole

Joe Hart's due diligence on new club Celtic revealed top marks for Hoops goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods.

The 34-year-old keeper, capped 75 times for England, signed for the Parkhead club on a three-year deal from Tottenham on Tuesday.

Hart immediately flew out with Ange Postecoglou's squad to the Czech Republic for the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round tie against Jablonec on Thursday.

The former Manchester City and Burnley keeper had already scoped out Woods and is "really excited" about teaming up with the Scotland national team goalkeeping coach.

Hart who will "definitely" be ready if called upon to make his debut against Jablonec, said: "Just as I am sure Celtic have done their homework, I did my homework as quickly and as best I could and Woodsie got glowing reports from all the guys who have worked with him.

"And just from early conversations I love his drive, I love his passion for the club and his passion for goalkeeping, we share that.

"So hopefully it can be a good relationship.

"Obviously I look to work with the other goalkeepers here and all try to get the best out of each other."

Hart was referring to keepers Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain, whom he is expected to oust from the number-one spot, as he promised to put his "body on the line" for his new club and team-mates.

He said: "There is no formula I can bring in.

"I am just going to come in with the same energy, the same standards that I set for myself.

"Put my body on the line for the team, put my body on the line for the unit, listen to Woodsie, listen to the other boys and hopefully we have stories to share.

"There has been a lot of success at this club, I have had a lot of success at clubs I have been at, we put all that together and hopefully we can come up with the right outcome.

"I break it down, especially in recent years, to real simple things.

"I love playing in goal, be it in the back garden messing around or if it is out on the biggest stage.

"I love being part of a goalkeeping unit. Honesty and trust is really important and backing each other in tough situations.

"It is a difficult position and you need to feel united and offer the same support you would want if you were playing."

body check tags ::

amp_article__458073 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-08-04 14:08:47:
html db last update - 2021-08-04 14:08:17 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Joe Hart

Click here for more stories about Celtic

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Read more about Joe Hart Football
Scottish Premiership Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1RangersRangers6411115613
2Hibernian6330126612
3Hearts633095412
4Motherwell632196311
5Dundee UnitedDundee Utd631234-110
6Celtic6303164129
7Aberdeen62226608
8St Johnstone613234-16
9Livingston611439-64
10St Mirren6042512-74
11Ross County6033513-83
12Dundee6033412-83
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.