Joe Hart had a terrific first season at Celtic and is pleased to see the club sign another goalkeeper.
I firmly believe that the 35-year old keeper was our most important signing last year as if you went through the squad by each position we simply couldn’t afford to lose Hart last year.
Benjamin Siegrist signed on a free transfer from Dundee United a couple of weeks ago with the Swiss keeper being well-known to Hart having came up against the former Dundee United man on four occasions last season.
The goalkeeping group appears to be very tight at the club working under Stevie Woods and Hart is delighted at Siegrist’s addition.
“He’s been great, he’s a familiar face with what he did at Dundee United. He’s a big welcoming guy and it’s important we work together and appreciate that he’s coming in to make the group better. He will come in and only improve us as a squad and we can only welcome that,” said Joe Hart speaking to Celtic TV.
Competition is healthy at the club and Hart is hoping to continue his form from last season and work as hard as he can.
“I’ve always had the same mentality that I can only do what I do, it’s not about Ben, or Scott Bain, or anyone else. I can only put myself in the best position and put myself in the best place I can and work to the best of my ability, that’s all I can offer and that’s what I focus on.”
Before the former Manchester City league winner arrived at Celtic, the club had lost many big figures and needed some new characters. It is still early days in the Ange Postecoglou era and Hart is looking forward to the group continuing to evolve as they experience their first full proper pre-season together.
“These are great times and moments for the group, a group that’s still fairly new.
“We have a lot of time together to grow and to sort the dynamic and the habits we want as a team. The manager has plenty he wants to implement but we have to do that as players as well and as soon as everyone is pulling in the same direction, then you have a chance to succeed.”
Every crumb coming out of the camp in Austria is sounding ver promising and it will be great to see the Hoops back in action tonight.