Joe Hart is leaving it to Shay Given to decide whether he quits Manchester City after being axed as first-choice goalkeeper. Hart was controversially selected ahead of Given for Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener at Tottenham, intensifying speculation the latter will ask to leave the club.
"Me and Shay both have the same opinions in the fact that we both want to be playing football," the 23-year-old told City's official website.
"It's not my business; it's Shay's business. He's an experienced guy who's been in football for years, so he'll know what to do."
Hart revealed he had spoken to Given after learning he had got the nod in goal for Saturday.
"I can't speak highly enough of the guy," he added.
"He's an inspiration keeper-wise and as a person he's great, someone I really look up to and someone I really respect.
"He's been different class and I'm sure whether it's here or whether it's somewhere else, he'll come again and show what a fine keeper he is."
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