Joe Hart to battle with Ben Foster for goalkeeping job in England team
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart confesses this season has “not been brilliant” according to his standards, but he will fight on to keep the No. 1 the Eastlands and England. Ben Foster’s return to the England squad could see Joe Hart lose his job between the sticks.
England is set to play against San Marino and Montenegro for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday. Joe Hart admits its “great” to see Ben Foster back in the England squad, but he will keep on battling for the goalkeeper job.
“It's great to see Ben. He is a consistent performer, someone I get on well with, when we train and to play against,” Joe Hart said. “It's good to have keepers like that around. There are three top quality keepers here plus Jack Butland and Jon Ruddy, and everywhere you look there is good talent.
“Is Foster good enough to push me? Yes, but I've felt that every time I've come away with England. My job when I was first involved was to really push hard. We all train like we are going to play and and push each other and it's really good. If anyone of the three played, then we'd be in a strong position.”
Joe Hart, who won the Premier League title and produced good form in Euro 2012, claims he deserves to first-choice of goalkeeper for the England national team.
“I'm in that privileged spot at the moment. I didn't dream of this spot because I didn't think it would happen,” Joe Hart continued. “I'm doing what I've always wanted to do, I love it, I'll keep working and training hard if there are no keepers or 1,000 keepers.
“That No. 1 spot is one I want to keep and last summer (Euro 2012) was a real high point in my career. It was one of the best footballing things I've done. To play in a tournament like that is a dream.”