Joe Hart has revealed that he is rarely dramatic in the dressing room before and after games, and he does not have any regrets regarding the way his football career has shaped.
Despite being one of England’s fastest rising stars, the 25-year old Manchester City goalkeeper is very well known for his humility as he frequently mentions his small beginnings as a Shrewsbury Town youngster not too long ago.
This summer was somewhat of a mixed bag for Hart, as his club won the Premier League crown on the final day of the season but his nation was knocked out of Euro 2012 in heartbreaking fashion after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Hart was seen composing himself and congratulating City teammate Mario Balotelli moments after the quarterfinal elimination at the hands of the Italians.
In an interview with the club’s official website, the goalkeeper has now opened up about his calm nature.
When asked how he spends the 15-minute half-time break and how he reacts to a football result 15-minutes after its confirmation, Hart responded: “I just tend to chill out and have a little chat [at half-time].”
He added: “It [post-match reaction] totally depends on the result. If it’s a good result, I just have a bit of banter with the lads and then jump into the shower. If it’s a bad result I just have a bit of a sulk.”
But sulking is only temporary for Hart, who made it clear that he won’t even erase the 15 most painful minutes of his football career due to the impact they’ve had on his professional growth.
“I’d wipe none [of the football moments in his career] off because it makes me who I am,” Hart asserted.
With this sort of optimism beaming from one of City’s cornerstones, it is clear that the defending English champions will be difficult to dethrone next season.