What in God’s name is Joe Hart doing at the moment? He and Jullien and their complete lack of concentration cost us a goal against Rapid. Tonight, early in the game, a slack pass from Jota saw Hart caught cold … almost at the halfway line.
That was shocking. We very nearly conceded from it. If he does that at any point in a Champions League Group Stage game he will certainly not get away with it the way he did tonight. With Celtic playing a high line that is suicidal stuff. Even if the opposition don’t feel that they can take a shot at the target I would not fancy him to win a race to get back against top class players.
Honestly, the moment i saw how high he was playing I feared that we would suffer for it. We almost did. On top of that, he was stood stock still for the opener. It has not been a great start to pre-season for him, and he needs to be on his toes because in Siegrist we have proper competition for him and based on the way he’s meandering around it will be a good reminder that he doesn’t just get to walk into this team.
More than that though, he ought to stay in his own area. Bad enough to do this crazy stuff in a pre-season match. He dare not do it when the chips are down.