But the England Under-21 international says not being selected would not affect him as he is happy with his
progress this season.
"Being involved with England is the biggest thing you can do," Hart told the club's official website.
"If I ever get picked for the senior team then you will not be able to fit the smile on my face.
"But if I am not involved I will not be disheartened because I only have to look back on where I have come from and
how quickly things have happened for me."
Eriksson has made Hart his number one goalkeeper ahead of Andreas Isaksson and Kasper Schmeichel and Hart is
indebted to Eriksson for giving him his chance.
"Sven has been brilliant," added Hart.
"It would have been easy for him to go out and buy another experienced goalkeeper, but he has had the confidence in
me, and a lot of other young players at the club.
"He has looked after everyone, has been very understanding and aware of what he has got at Manchester City."