Joel Obi Nigeria international acting as interpreter for Joe Hart at Torino

Obi who joined Torino in the summer of 2015 is the only English speaking player in the side and has been acting as interpreter to Hart.

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Joel Obi play Joel Obi has been Joe Hart's interpreter at Torino (Getty Images )
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Nigeria international Joel Obi is the interpreter for English goalkeeper, Joe Hart at Serie A side, Torino.

Hart joined Torino on loan from Manchester City over the summer after he was relegated to the bench by new manager Pep Guardiola.

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Pep Gaurdiola and Joe Hart play Joe Hart joined Torino after falling out with City coach, Pep Guardiola (Daily Mail)

 

Obi who joined Torino in the summer of 2015 is the only English speaking player in the side and has been acting as interpreter to Hart.

Speaking in an interview, the 25-year-old described the goalkeeper as a ‘Rolls-Royce'.

 “To have a goalkeeper like him changed the mood in the dressing room. We felt like we’d bought a Rolls-Royce and the confidence level went through the roof,” the Nigerian midfielder told UK Sun.

Joe Hart and Torino players play Joel Obi says Torino players see Hart as a Rolls-Royce (Getty Images )

 

He’s hard working and just got straight down to business from day one. You would think he has been a part of the club for a couple of years.”

Obi also revealed that despite the way Hart was sent out of Manchester City, the goalkeeper does not want sympathy from anyone, “he just wanted to play football,” Obi said.

 “Joe has quickly picked up basic Italian but he only talks about positives at Manchester City — nothing negative.

Joe Hart play Joe Hart has been impressive since joining Torino (Getty Images)

 

He reflects on the great moments — winning titles, big games and derbies — and tells us funny stuff about his team-mates, leaving us in stitches.

Some of our players try to wind him up by playing as City on PlayStation just to remind him it’s easier to score against him in a video game than in reality.”

Obi and Hart will be in action when Torino host Lazio in the Serie A on Sunday, October 23.

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