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Hart And Foster - Best Of Mates
Published : 20 Mar 2013 20:31:14
Joe Hart has set his sights on keeping the England number one spot.
Joe Hart: "It's great to see Ben Foster. He is a consistent performer, someone I get on well with, when we train and to play against.
"It's good to have keepers like that around. There are three top quality keepers here plus Jack Butland and Jon Ruddy, and everywhere you look there is good talent.
"Is Foster good enough to push me? Yes, but I've felt that every time I've come away with England.
"My job when I was first involved was to really push hard. We all train like we are going to play and and push each other and it's really good.
"If anyone of the three played, then we'd be in a strong position.
"I'm in that privileged spot at the moment. I didn't dream of this spot because I didn't think it would happen.
"I'm doing what I've always wanted to do, I love it, I'll keep working and training hard if there are no keepers or 1,000 keepers.
"That number one spot is one I want to keep and last summer (Euro 2012) was a real high point in my career.
"It was one of the best footballing things I've done. To play in a tournament like that is a dream.
"My season has not been brilliant. It's had its good times but it's football. It's what I love doing.
"I've enjoyed it, it's been tough, things haven't always gone my way. I'm enjoying the fight and getting back in there.
"Sometimes you take knocks, that's football, you take opinions, but you've got to be strong.
"I feel strong, good, that I'm doing the right things and hopefully I can have a good end to the season.
"I understand you have your great nights and sometimes things don't go the way you want. That's the way it is.
"I'm my strongest critic but I would never bury myself. It's pretty obvious when you make a mistake as a keeper, you don't need to dwell on it too long. It's out there.
"With City, it's not been last year that's for sure. It's been tough. We are not in the position we want to be in.
"We remain focused and hard on the case of what we need to do. We are still in one cup, a little further away than we would like to be in terms of the league.
"But we need to nail down that second spot and in doing that it will push us to really go for the title as well.
"You can't not go for it. It's a long way off but we've got an awful lot to fight for and it's a big couple of months for us."
Source: Manchester City MAD