Joe Hart who played at his old club as an opponent for the first time on Saturday was referred to as a Manchester City legend by Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
The goalkeeper played a key role in the winning of two Premier League titles at City. This is the first time Hart is playing in Etihad as an opposition player since he joined the Clarets in 2018
“He was paramount to his team, he made some incredible saves on the line,” Kompany said via Goal
“I can only reiterate how much of a legend he is for this club. It can’t be under-estimated what an impact he’s had on helping to build this place and make it what it’s become today.
“You see his talent shine through in a goal where he’s used to playing an important part. I want him to do well and he looks like he’s happy. That’s the main thing.”
Hart was a prominent leader in the City dressing room during his time in Manchester and Kompany stressed the importance of his character to the teams he plays for.
The Belgian continued: “You take away what you see on the pitch, his ability to stop goals – Joe is a winner. He’s always been a massive personality and voice.”
“Having him in your team makes a difference by his presence. That’s the side that people have never really gotten to understand. In a team like he’s in today, you can see the lads fighting for each other, a togetherness. He’s able to lift that team.”