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Hart plays down unrest in squad

January 9, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart insists that the reported problems within the squad will not derail their bid for success this term.

Joe Hart punches clear at Arsenal
GettyImagesJoe Hart punches clear at Arsenal as Man City claimed a 0-0 draw last week

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Throughout the season there have been consistent rumours about training ground bust-ups, and last week photographers captured Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure scuffling. But Hart believes that team spirit remains strong.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "Fights and arguments happen at every club because that's football. To be honest, when the players come into training we laugh and joke about what's going to be said about us next.

"This week, every time Kolo and Manu have come into training we have all started whistling the theme from Rocky. That's what you do. You have a fall-out, you make friends and then you laugh about it.

"A bad tackle, an argument - that's life in football. It happens and then you move on. We're all grown men at City and we all want to be winners."