Hart hoping to win number one jersey

27 May 2010 09:06
Manchester City's Joe Hart insists he will be doing everything in his power to win England's number one jersey in South Africa this summer.

The three-way fight to start in the World Cup finals remains in the balance, with Hart vying with David James and Rob Green to get the nod.

Green started Monday's 3-1 friendly win over Mexico, with Hart winning only his second cap as a second-half substitute at Wembley.

Hart, who spent the season on loan with Birmingham, never thought he would be in the England frame, but is not settling for being a squad player.

The 23-year-old feels he has learned a lot from his rivals and that has given him even more confidence that he can shine this summer.

"I always thought I'd just be a fan this summer, I never thought I'd be involved in anything like this," explained Hart.

"But now I'll just do everything I can to catch the manager's eye and get a few more caps.

"Greeny and Jamo have great experience over me and I'm looking to learn off that.

"They are good people to be around. I felt confident against Mexico because playing with great players gives you that confidence.

"Things are very intense under Mr Capello. Everything revolves around winning and that's where he shines as a great manager."

Source: Team_Talk

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