Joe Hart, the darling of the British media, hasn’t quite shown Pep Guardiola that he made a mistake by shipping him off on-loan to Torino, despite replacement stopper Claudio Bravo’s woes.
The Chilean has made some high-profile mistakes following his transfer to the club from Barcelona, including an inexcusable red card against the Catalan side in last week’s Champions League defeat, but Hart has been, arguably, worse – and statistics prove it.
Another defensive error from Hart yesterday cost Torino dearly in a big match against Inter Milan at the San Siro, as he spilled a through ball from Antonio Candreva to give Mauro Icardi the easiest goal he’ll ever score.
The match, which ended 2-1 in Inter’s favour, puts the stopper under the microscope again and his mistake saw him claim an unwanted record…
Since making his debut for Torino, no player in Europe's top 5 leagues has made more defensive errors leading to a goal than Joe Hart (2). pic.twitter.com/ZlYVgQNBYG
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 27, 2016
Hart’s other gaffe came on his debut as the 29-year-old’s error led to a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta, and both results have proved decisive in the Serie A standings this season – Torino have lost just three games, with two of them being down to errors by Hart.
If he is to save his career at Manchester City, or indeed earn himself a move to another big club, then he certainly needs to improve.