Celtic are in a good run of form at this point of time, as they have won six of their previous seven games and drawn the other one. And it does feel like slowly but surely, Ange Postecoglou is building something special at Parkhead. We just need to be patient and give him time to complete the rebuild. Amidst all this, Jota has made a brilliant revelation about the dressing room.
Jota has been a standout for Celtic since arriving in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Benfica. He is not the only summer signing who has made an impact since arriving though. Joe Hart is another one.
When Hart arrived, there were a lot of questions about the decision to sign him. After all, he was 34 years of age and had not been a regular starter for a team for quite a few years at that point of time. The English goalkeeper has come in and definitely made his mark though.
He has nailed down his place between the posts and brought some stability there after a long time. And he has also emerged as a leader of this team. As reported by the Glasgow Times, Jota said about Hart:
“You think he looks scary? You should see him in the dressing room!
“He can shout at players but everything he does is to help the team.
“If there is something he needs to say or do then he will do it. It’s all for the good of the team.
“You sometimes see it in the heat of the moment on the pitch, when we are stressed. But when we get in the dressing room we are calm and we speak about things.”
Hart has established himself as a leader in this Celtic team
Following the departure of Scott Brown, Celtic definitely needed a vocal leader like Hart. Callum McGregor might be the captain of this team but he feels like a player who likes to lead with his performances rather than his words.
But it is not just Hart’s leadership abilities that have caught the eye though. He has been great between the posts as well, pulling off some impressive saves and establishing himself as a commanding presence at the back.
Last season, we saw Scott Bain, Vasilis Barkas and Conor Hazard all compete for the first-team gloves without anyone ever truly getting them. Right now, there is no question about the first-choice goalkeeper though.
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