Joe Hart was the Man City hero in Paris on Wednesday night.
The England number one returned from injury to play in the Champions League quarterfinal, and the decision paid dividends early on.
PSG won a penalty when Bacary Sagna’s clumsy challenge allowed David Luiz to fall in the box. The ref made up his mind instantly, and pointed to the spot.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic stood over the ball. He looked composed, ready to score like he usually does.
Ibra picked out the bottom corner of the net, but Hart guessed correctly and got down low to save like a champ.
Soon after the penalty miss, a Zlatan Instagram post uploaded on the eve of the Man City game, started doing the rounds.
In the interview with himself, Zlatan was ‘asked’ about Joe Hart.
Read what he predicted below.
Q: Tonight, it’s time for Champions League as you receive Manchester City at home on Parc des Princes. The other day you got a perfect warm-up by winning 4-1 over league-third Nice, a match where you performed a hat trick. What are your thoughts about the quarterfinal? Zlatan: An important and difficult match. Q: Manchester City eliminated Dynamo Kiev in the previous round, and for the first time in club history they get to play quarterfinals in the Champions League. What do you think of the light-blue team from Manchester? Zlatan: It’s a very good team. Q: City is, just as PSG, a world class team packed with stars. Which City players would have made the PSG starting lineup? Zlatan: They have a good team, and we have a good team. Q: The keeper for Manchester City is Englishman Joe Hart, a player who has conceded beautiful Zlatan goals before. How about adding to his misery tonight? Zlatan: Let’s see what happens.