Joe Hart Really Psyched Himself Up Ahead Of Marine Game
Joe Hart didn't have too much to do in Sunday's FA Cup tie against Marine but the Spurs goalkeeper made sure he was super ready for anything before the game.
Spurs faced a club 160 places below them in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday, as Jose Mourinho's side travelled to Merseyside to face non league Marine.
Few people gave the Crosby side much chance before kick off but the tie, and the fact that locals could watch the match from the end of their gardens, really was the epitome of the 'magic of the cup.'
The Premier League side eventually ran out 5-0 winners with goalkeeper Hart only having to make two saves during the match.
Before the game the former Manchester City number one, who has been accused of being too emotional in the past, was spotted psyching himself up.
Spurs shaking in their boots against Marine AFC, Joe Hart having to psych himself up against a PE Teacher... pic.twitter.com/veccpciqNO- Roman Kemp (@romankemp) January 10, 2021
Joe Hart celebrating his clean sheet against eighth tier Marine with Mourinho https://t.co/NdhcCWFrgf- Jack (@Jwools0152) January 10, 2021
Marine: shoots off target- tommy (@_tommybfc) January 10, 2021
Joe Hart at the locals back garden: pic.twitter.com/R9waTwqpxf
Hart's emotions got the better of him back in 2016 at the Euros for England. In the tunnel before the game he was spotted screaming "Come on boys, get that ball, move that f*****g ball, come on."
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The 33-year-old was at fault for Wales goal in the game as he failed to get to Gareth Bale's long range free kick, before goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge bailed him out.
He made an error again as Iceland knocked England out of that tournament and soon found himself out of the reckoning at City, with Pep Guardiola allowing him to leave on loan to Torino.
In November that year he admitted he may need to calm down, saying, "I've got a lot of energy, a lot of passion. Questionably, it could have been too much. But there are ways of channelling that. I'm constantly changing and evolving, trying to be the best I can be. Learning from things that didn't go too well is definitely a way of doing that.
"There are just different ways of channelling the passion. There's nothing wrong with being positive, being passionate and proud of your country is definitely a positive."
Hart was nearly beaten by what would have been one of the best FA Cup goals of all time, with Neil Kengi striking the ball from about 35 yards out and striking the woodwork, with the game at 0-0.
If some thought the keeper's psyching himself up was a bit embarrassing then he certainly wasn't the only Tottenham player who was mocked on Saturday.
Striker Carlos Vinicius was criticised for his arrogant, Mbappe-esque, folded arms celebration for scoring his side's opening goal.
It took until the 24th minute and the Brazilian nearly messed up from a yard out before smashing the ball home out of frustration.
He went on to complete a first half hat-trick, with Lucas Moura scoring a brilliant free kick and Alfie Devine becoming the north London side's youngest ever scorer rounding up the scoring.
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