Pep Guardiola claimed Joe Hart has the enthusiasm of a teenager in training and revealed he will play in Manchester City’s first pre-season friendly.
Hart is still searching for a permanent move away from the Etihad Stadium after returning earlier this month.
Loan spells at Torino and West Ham did not work out but Guardiola believes the former England No 1 has something to offer.
Joe Hart will play in Manchester City’s first pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund
‘Joe is our player. His situation is that he is here. We will try and find solution for him. If not, he will stay here,’ Guardiola said.
‘He’s one of the most incredible professionals I’ve ever met. He is training like a young guy of 18 years old.’
Hart is seemingly set for some minutes against Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in Chicago in the early hours of Saturday morning.
‘I know it’s not easy for him given what’s happened in the last period,’ Guardiola added. ‘But he is with us and tomorrow he’s going to play.’
Hart is searching for a permanent move away but Guardiola believes he has something to offer
Meanwhile, Oleksandr Zinchenko admitted he has still not made up his mind on whether to leave City this summer.
Zinchenko has interest from both Wolves and Fulham. He said: ‘In this moment I play for City and I'm so happy to be part of it, we'll see, I'm ready for everything.
‘I'm ready for everything and we want to play all the time and to show your quality so we'll see what happens in the future.’