Joe Hart tried to use his feet against Crotone but it didn’t go well

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Pep Guardiola would have decided months before his arrival at Manchester City that he’d require a new first-choice goalkeeper on arrival at the Etihad Stadium.

Joe Hart may well have been a firm favourite amongst the City supporters, but the England international’s lack of technical quality wasn’t an issue that Guardiola could ignore.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach knew he’d need to make the unpopular decision of axing Hart and replacing him with a ‘keeper blessed with more ability with the ball at his feet.

Guardiola went for Claudio Bravo, who hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory since arriving in England from Barcelona in the summer, while Hart was loaned to Italian side Torino for the season.

Hart, unfortunately, made a blunder on his debut against Atalanta back in September.

The 29-year-old flapped at a corner and the ball was put in at the back post.

Hart has made a couple of other mistakes over the past few weeks - none worse than THIS blunder against Inter last month which gifted Mauro Icardi a goal - but it would be unfair to suggest he’s been terrible.

Hart's mistake vs. Crotone

On the whole, he’s been a fairly decent acquisition for Torino.

But he tried to use his feet against Crotone this afternoon and it didn’t go well.

Hart’s pass rolled straight to Marcello Trotta who really ought to have done better - although Hart did well, in fairness, to make amends for his mistake.

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