My tribe

Arsenal great Seaman has faith in Man City's Torino loanee Hart

Arsenal great David Seaman has backed England goalkeeper Joe Hart to bounce back from the recent setbacks in his career.

Hart endured a difficult time in the summer's Euro2016 with England, and following that, he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

He subsequently joined Torino on loan, but Seaman is confident that Hart still has a lot to offer for both club and country.

"I must admit I'm having a little chuckle because when you see what Joe [Hart] is capable of, then you see what's going on there [Manchester City] at the moment, it's a shame," Seaman said.

"The decision was made and that's it. I'm glad that Joe is playing at a high quality and then when he comes back with England he still performs like we know he can do."

Seaman is also backing Hart to keep his place in Gareth Southgate's starting XI in the upcoming matches against Germany and Lithuania.

"I know Joe's a good goalkeeper," Seaman added.

"I've always rated him highly, not only because of what he does on the pitch but because of how he reacts from mistakes or setbacks, and he's had a few.

"He didn't have the best Euros but he's reacted properly from it. He's still performing and you look at the guys who are replacing him and you're thinking 'they are nowhere near as good'.

"He's winning anyway because he's playing at a high level of football and he's still performing at great levels and then coming back and playing for England and showing what he can do.

"So for me, his levels haven't dropped."

Vyom Chaudhary
About the author

Vyom Chaudhary

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?