Joe Hart & # 039; adored & # 039; making his debut at Burnley while keeping a clean sheet in the Europa League qualifier

Joe Hart

Joe Hart loved making his debut at Burnley as he kept a clean sheet in the Europa League qualifier just two days after the £ 3.5m transfer from Manchester City

  • Joe Hart reveals that he "loved" his debut in Burnley in the Europa League qualifier
  • The Clarets kept Istanbul Basaksehir in a 0-0 draw in the first leg at home
  • Hart admits that the coaching staff was concerned about his fitness before the game

Michael Searles for Mailonline

Joe Hart was in an optimistic mood after his debut at Burnley, as he kept a clean sheet against Istanbul Basaksehir in the first leg of the Clarets Europa League qualifying round.

Burnley drew 0-0 in the first leg in Turkey and there was a late call for Hart after an injury to Anders Lindegaard the night before.

Hart made the switch to Burnley from Manchester City on Tuesday for a fee of around £ 3.5 million as he looks to resurrect his career and is happy with how things have started.

Joe Hart "loved" making his debut at Burnley, as he kept a clean sheet in the Europa League qualifier

"I loved it," said Hart, according to FourFourTwo. "I was not quite sure what the script was going to be with me tonight.

"I've only been with the team for a couple of days, but Anders suffered a minor injury last night which paved the way and I really enjoyed it.

"I thought the guys were absolutely fantastic and they showed good European nodes, a misplaced result was so important, and I think we realized that there were 10 or 12 minutes left and we closed the door."

Hart completed a £ 3.5m move to Burnley on Tuesday and was included in the lineup on Thursday.

Hart completed a £ 3.5m move to Burnley on Tuesday and was included in the lineup on Thursday.

Hart completed a £ 3.5m move to Burnley on Tuesday and was included in the lineup on Thursday.

Hart is no stranger to playing in the continent after his long season as number 1 of Manchester City, as well as his loan season with the Italian Torino, and the 31-year-old admits that playing in Europe "is the place to be " .

However, had it not been for an injury to Lindegaard, he may not have received the nod, and the coaching staff admitted that he was concerned about his physical condition, since he only made a couple of special appearances for Man City during the preseason .

But the goalkeeper took the injuries of his English colleague Nick Pope and Tom Heaton and now seek to establish himself as the first choice of Sean Dyche.

Hart reveals that the coaching staff was concerned about his physical condition, but was forced to start it

Hart reveals that the coaching staff was concerned about his physical condition, but was forced to start it

Hart reveals that the coaching staff was concerned about his physical condition, but was forced to start it

"I love playing in Europe, the Premier League is fantastic, but once you like it, it's the place to be, I think maybe the coaching staff had some concerns that I only played two 45 minutes.

"But I assured them that I felt ready and I felt good to play and I feel like I did it well, the way the boys defended themselves made it really difficult for them to shoot and when they did, my job was to be there."

Burnley will welcome Istanbul Basaksehir back to Turf Moor for the second leg of their Europa League next Thursday.

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