The Romanian was rarely troubled during City’s 7-0 slaughter of Norwich but impressed when he was called upon, notably producing a fine fingertip save to deny Anthony Pilkington. It left the City manager unwilling to speculate as to when Hart might return.
"It’s not a problem," said Pellegrini. "For the moment we must support Costel Pantilimon. Joe made a lot of mistakes, he knows. So I think for Joe it is a good moment to stop. I am sure that working hard he will return to normal, but I don’t know when. I have confidence in Costel. If I don’t have trust in him I will change it."
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