Joe Hart has stated he does not hate Pep Guardiola despite being shipped away from Manchester City upon arrival of the former Bayern manager.
The England goalstopper was sent on a season long loan to Torino after the arrival of Claudio Bravo.
Despite leaving the premier league, Hart has maintained his position as number one for England, impressing with Torino still.
He told Turin-based newspaper La Stampa: “I don’t hate Guardiola, these kind of feelings don’t suit with professional matters. But I’m here, this means I had no choice but to leave.
“Last August everything happened so fast. I’m grateful to Torino because they offered me a true, solid opportunity.
“I grew up watching Italian football on TV, I visited the city before accepting and I liked it, and I got very encouraging feedback from people like Patrick Vieira.
“I am not thinking about the future. I just want to enjoy this season at Torino.”
Hart has been impressed with the quality of play in Italy and feels the standard is similar to that in the Premier League.
He added: “I don’t see too many differences between Serie A and the Premier League. Both are unpredictable leagues, where anything can happen.
“The fans surprised me. I know that the stadiums are rarely sold out, but there’s still a great atmosphere. When we play at home, it’s amazing.”