Hart ended the season as a Premier League champion, playing the clubâs final 13 matches after re-establishing himself but not before a sustained period of uncertainty.
âThatâs football â it is what it is,â he said. âIâve got no right to play in every game whether thatâs for Manchester City or England, I know that.
âIt was a bit more in the spotlight but I know that if your standards drop there are some very good players ready to take your place for both club and country.
âI just have to keep pushing myself to be the best.
âI just enjoy playing for my country. We have some fantastic talent goalkeeping-wise and have a great coach in Dave Watson. Iâm fully aware that we have the likes of John [Ruddy], whoâs doing well at Norwich in a difficult season, Ben [Foster] has had a fantastic season at West Brom, Fraser [Forster] has kept clean sheet after clean sheet for Celtic, while Jack [Butland] wasnât getting game time at his parent club [Stoke] but was willing to go out on loan and is doing well in the Under-21s.
âIâm fully aware of whatâs around me and itâs an enjoyable position to be in. Iâm just fighting hard to keep it.
âEverything is so individual these days. There is so much riding in so many different things, you canât really afford to look back or look forward. You have to live in the present and try to live every moment as you can.â
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