Manchester City: Alan Shearer Says Rusty Joe Hart Will Force His Way |nto Team By Not Playing For England
ALAN Shearer says Manchester City’s Joe Hart is on a “hiding to nothing” for being in the England goal as Roy’s wonders play Germany’s B-team. Why? Well, he tells Sun readers:
YOU have to question the wisdom of using Joe Hart against Germany tomorrow, because I reckon he will be on a hiding to nothing. The pressure on England to play well and get a result has increased massively after the loss to Chile.
And can you imagine the outcry if Joe was to make a costly mistake?
If a top ‘keeper makes a costly mistake in any game, there would be an outcry. But if the ‘keeper makes one in a friendly against Germany, it’s not such a big deal. With the World Cup looking, Hart will need to play for England and prove he can well if he’s going to be between the sticks for England.
Surely the time to pick him again would be when he forces his way back into the City team, makes a few good saves to earn them some points, and he’s back at the top of his game.
When will that happen, Alan?
The fact he hasn’t played for two or three weeks, and could be a bit rusty, is another reason not to play him.
So. Not playing makes Hart rusty. And that rustiness will enable him to force his way back into the City side how?
You could easily have left him out and explained that it was not a snub, but another chance to see what else was in the cupboard. We know what he can do, but you certainly can’t say the same about Fraser Forster.
We know what Joe can do. That’s why he’s no longer first choice of Manchester City.
To nail home Shearer’s inability to carry an argument, the pundit then looks at Germany:
Because of their strength in depth and their recent results, Germany will head to Brazil as genuine contenders, along with Spain.
But no European team has ever won a World Cup in South America — and it is hard to see that changing.
Not genuine contenders, then?
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