Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has emphasized the importance of composure and humility during the most successful period of his career, both with the team and individually.
Hart won his second consecutive Barclays Golden Glove award en route to City’s thrilling title win earlier this month and the young stopper continues to hear praises after linking up with his international teammates during England’s Euro 2012 training camp.
The 25-year old, though, is aware that recent achievements will inevitably mount expectations and has thus vowed to maintain a down-to-earth approach in the future.
In fact, in a recent interview, the England number one simply suggested that he feels lucky all the time to just be a professional footballer.
“Just enjoy being in goal. Don’t get too wrapped up in being brilliant at everything. It’s impossible. You are going to make mistakes,” Hart calmly told reporters when asked to comment on suggestions that he is quickly becoming the best in the world.
Despite Hart’s modesty in passing up credit to his outfield teammates at City throughout last season, his value to the newly crowned English champions is incalculable.
Similarly, for the Three Lions, his presence is poised to mitigate the concern of costly goalkeeping blunders that have cost England repeatedly in major tournaments.