Hart was snapped up by Mourinho as backup to Spurs number 1 Hugo Lloris over the summer, after the Englishman departed former club Burnley at the end of his contract.


The 33-year-old started between the sticks for Tottenham in their Europa League opener against LASK Linz last week and earned his first clean sheet for his new club.



Hart revealed that he opted to sign for Tottenham as he relishes the challenge of being part of a top club, where the eyes of world are on him and every performance placed under scrutiny.


The shot-stopper conceded that he was not in a situation where he could get on the books at an elite club as the first choice goalkeeper, but stressed talking with Mourinho and hearing his plans for Tottenham convinced him that signing for Spurs was the right move.



“I crave football”, Hart was quoted as saying by the BBC.


“I realised I just love being at the top.


“I love being around a club where you play three games a week and if you don’t win it is a big deal.



“I am not stupid. That opportunity was not going to come in a given number one slot.


“After working out what Jose wanted from his squad and what he thought I could bring to it, it matched what I thought.


“I haven’t come to shake it up.


“I have come to make Tottenham better.”


Hart’s last Premier League appearance was almost two years ago and he is yet to play in the top flight for Spurs since arriving in north London.