JOE HART dismissed a personal milestone to focus on the disappointment of the 2-0 defeat to Lazio in Rome.

The 36-year-old 75 times-capped international became the first English keeper to notch 50 appearances in the Champions League last night.

However, the record sequence was not on Hart’s mind after the Hoops’ loss meant there would be no European football at Parkhead next season and the final match in Group E against Feyenoord a fortnight today is merely about pride and not points.

The netminder has been beaten 14 times in the five games among Europe’s elite this time out and he was blameless with the two late strikes from veteran hitman Ciro Immobile that gave the Serie A side victory at the Olimpico Stadium.

FACE TO FACE…Joe Hart and two-goal Lazio striker Ciro Immobile after the game.

On his milestone, the former Manchester City No.1 said: “Obviously, it’s a lot of hard work and dedication.

“I am proud of the numbers, but I got to the semi-finals of this competition and just wish I had managed to win it.

“I will look back at it all that when I finish, but at the moment I’m just disappointed with the result.”

Hart, speaking to the Scottish Sun, added: “It was a tight game and maybe we had the best chances in the second-half, but they scored and we didn’t.

“It’s not just about playing good football. It’s about getting results.

“I think we do fight, but we’re not a 100-minute fighting team in the Champions League.

“When the tiredness kicks in, that’s when we need to go again.”


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