It wasn’t the best Serie A debut for Joe Hart, as his club, Torino, lost 2-1 to Atalanta. Hart failed to control a corner kick, in the 56th minute, gifting Atalanta with an equalizer just two minutes after Torino opened the scoring. Then, in the 82nd minute, Atalanta scored a winner from the penalty spot.
The shaky start to his season-long loan abroad can be blamed on a “John Hart” though, as that’s the name Torino listed on their team sheet.
John Hart starts in goal for Torino. Disappointing for Joe & those who came to see him make his debut. pic.twitter.com/T9Au2mrkzO
— Matt Barlow (@Matt_Barlow_DM) September 11, 2016
To be fair, the England goalkeeper’s full name is Charles Joseph John Hart. But he doesn’t go by John. He goes by Joe. That said, I think he’ll be happy to attribute this performance to John.