Joe Hart blasted after dropping Celtic debut clanger following Spurs transfer

Celtic’s new signing Joe Hart has been criticised for his debut after a moment of madness almost gave his side a late scare.

The goalkeeper signed for the Hoops from Tottenham Hotspur for £1m on Monday which will keep the former England international at the club for two years.

Hart has struggled to make himself a number one at his last three clubs (Spurs, Burnley and West Ham) and at 34 years old, it appears Celtic could be his last chance of nailing down a starting spot at a club.

However, the former Manchester City keeper has made an awful first impression on his debut by dropping an absolute clanger.

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In a friendly against Czech side FK Jablonec on Thursday night, Hart came racing off his line in the 85 th minute and was subsequently chipped from inside his box by Tomas Malinsky.

There are no real excuses for Hart, he was caught in no man’s land.

The score line was 3-1 to Celtic at the time, but a late goal from Ryan Christie meant the embarrassing mistake did not prove costly.

Celtic fans were quick to jump on social media and slate their new goalkeeper after his error, with rival fans also chirping in with their personal joy at seeing one of the biggest clubs in the league now employing a potentially shaky shot-stopper.

Plenty labelled Hart ‘p***’, which in this context is Scottish slang for awful, and laughed at his reluctance to jump after the attacker flicked the ball upwards.

Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou will need to reassure his new no. 15 that the goal can be forgotten about, he could blame the horrendous defending that led to the chance, as he will need his squad to head into the new season with confidence and belief.

Old Firm rivals Rangers finally put an end to Celtic’s nine-year run of winning Scottish Premier League, winning the league by an almighty 25 points, and will need to be a lot better in the upcoming campaign to close that gap.

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