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Capello impressed by Hart's form
06 Sep 2010 - 08:46:52
England head coach Fabio Capello has praised goalkeeper Joe Hart for the improvements he has made in his game in the last two years.
The 23-year-old Manchester City star is emerging as a regular first-choice for his country, having impressed in the 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday evening.
Capello stated: "I remember when I selected him two years ago he was not the same player. He did not have the same focus on games or training.
"He probably started to play in the first XI too early. He started to think 'I am the best'.
"You have to understand what happens in the mind of the young player. Sometimes it is this, but in two years he has come back.
"Joe Hart is a really good keeper. He improved a lot last year when he played at Birmingham. That was a really important period for him.
"With any young player, the most important thing is his quality. Now it is really up to him."