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Hart's charisma gives Torino confidence, says Mihajlovic

Hart made the surprise decision to join Torino on loan after falling out of favour under new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Credit: PA

Sinisa Mihajlovic paid tribute to Joe Hart's "great charisma" after Torino earned their first home Serie A win over Roma for 26 years.

Iago Falque scored twice and Andrea Belotti also found the net for Torino, while at the other end Hart was only beaten by a Francesco Totti penalty and made several impressive saves to deny former teammate Edin Dzeko.

We signed Hart for his enthusiasm, spirit and experience.

Before he arrived I spoke to him to understand his spirit.

He is a great guy and a wonderful professional, an international level goalkeeper with great charisma.

His presence makes the rest of the team feel more confident.

– Mihajlovic press conference

Hart keeps clean sheet on Torino home debut

Joe Hart. Credit: PA

Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his home debut as Torino and Empoli shared the spoils in a dire 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.

After a forgettable debut during Torino's 2-1 defeat at Atalanta following his deadline-day loan move to Italy, the England international barely had a save to make as both sides failed to claim all three points.

With Maxi Lopez, Adem Ljajic, Arlind Ajeti and Daniele Padelli all missing for Sinisa Mihajlovic's side, Torino's attack lacked a spark but began the game brightly as Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski was on hand to deny Joel Obi's effort.

Hart was not called into action until the 63rd minute, when he kept out Riccardo Saponara's strike from outside the box. The 29-year-old then had to be alert to palm Andres Tello's shot moments later.

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