April 28, 2016

Joe Hart may get Replaced with Younger Players in Club soon

By Marc

Manchester City and England number one goalkeeper Joe Hart has not been in the best of form for the last couple of years.

This has led to speculation that England manager Roy Hodgson may consider some of the younger alternatives like Jack Butland or Fraser Forster. After all, the former Liverpool boss has brought in a number of young players into the first team since the disappointing World Cup 2014. Replacing Hart would be a major decision since the 28-year-old has been the stable first choice since Paul Robinson’s decline in the last five years.

England tried out a number of goalkeepers like Scott Carson and Ben Foster before settling on Hart. He has so far been able to repay his faith without contributing in spectacular fashion. Hence, Hodgson does not see the need to change the goalkeeper prior to such a major tournament. After winning 10 out of the 10 qualifying matches, England are in great shape going into the tournament. They further cemented their position as one of the rising forces by getting a 3-2 win against world champions Germany in a friendly game. The national team will be hoping to produce another good performance when they entertain Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Jack Butland recently suffered a serious injury that could to rule him out of the Euro 2016.
“Jack and Fraser aren’t really close to giving me a goalkeeping dilemma because we’re very happy with our goalkeeper, we’re very happy with Joe Hart.We let in just three goals in 10 qualifying games. We also conceded one each against Scotland and Italy in friendly matches so we’ve only let in five goals in 16 games since the World Cup in Brazil so let’s not say we’ve got a goalkeeper crisis.I’m in the same situation as every other country,” said Hodgson.