Manchester City: Dropping Joe Hart Will Shatter His Confidence And Be The Making Of Him, Say Experts
MANCHESTER City’s Joe Hart looks set to be dropped by his club. Others players gets dropped all the time when form dips, but for goalkeepers it is, apparently, a bigger deal than for any other member of the team. So. What do the experts make of it?
Daily Express: “JOE HART’S confidence could be shot to pieces with dire consequences for England if he is axed by Manchester City. That was the warning from Tottenham’s Brad Friedel”
Daily Mirror: “‘Friedel: Dropping Joe could bring out best in him’”
What Friedl actually said:
“All goalkeepers go through ups and down, and goalkeeping is very much a confidence position. Joe has never struck me as a person who lacks in the confidence department… Being dropped can have a positive effect, but that depends how you take being dropped. If you sulk and stop doing your work, it’s going to have an adverse effect If you knuckle down and work even harder and take your chance when you get in again, it can have a positive effect. You just never know with these things. That’s why it’s not as easy as ‘right, we’re going to drop Joe Hart’ because you don’t want to lose the best Joe Hart because the best Joe Hart is England’s No.1.”
All depends what spin you put on the balls.