Joe Hart has claimed that the Tottenham Hotspur squad is starting to realise how good they are on the back of their impressive start to the season.
It was all doom and gloom around North London after their opening day defeat to Everton but the team seems to have clicked into gear since then.
The week leading up to the international break was a particularly good one for Jose Mourinho’s men, as they put six past Manchester United and seven past Maccabi Haifa after overcoming Chelsea on penalties to book a place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.
Hart admitted that the players are all aware that everyone will have a part to play if the team is going to have a successful season.
The goalkeeper told the club’s official website: “It’s a powerful squad, a squad that is starting to realise how special it could be.
“It’s a squad where it’s been proved already that everyone has a role to play, whatever that may be.
“If we’re going to be successful, we need to get our heads around that.”
The 33-year-old has got a couple of appearances under his belt already since his summer move and seems to have displaced Paulo Gazzaniga as the club’s number two.
When asked how things were going for him personally, Hart said: “I feel good. The guys have received me well.
“I like to think they understand me as a player and a person and what I’m trying to bring to the Club.”
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One of the striking things for me from the Amazon documentary was seeing the lack of energy in the Tottenham dressing room even when we won matches. Mourinho literally had to push the players to make more noise and celebrate victories while he also encouraged them to speak up and communicate their disappointment after loses. I believe that is one of the primary reasons Jose wanted to bring Hart to Spurs as the 33-year-old is extremely vocal in the changing room and is a respected voice. The value of having people like him and Hojbjerg in the squad cannot be overstated.
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