Steele is close to Hart and wrote in the Telegraph: "Has he been challenged enough at club and international level? I don’t think he has.
"Joe challenges himself more than anyone but he’s not had the required challenge at City since Shay Given left.
"You need somebody breathing down your neck and putting you under pressure in training every day. It’s the same at international level too, it’s only now that the next generation are now coming through."
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