Hart Plays Down England’s Defensive Worries

England goalkeeper, Joe Hart has played down suggestions of England’s defense being the weak link of the team saying no matter the team picked, there will always be controversy from every angle.

Speaking in a press conference, the England international goalkeeper said;”I feel it’s very balanced and very comfortable,” the Manchester City goalkeeper said when asked about the criticism of Hodgson’s selection.

Joe Hart was speaking in a press conference ahead of Saturday's game against Russia
Joe Hart was speaking in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Russia

“Maybe the numbers aren’t there, but the seven potential defenders picked that are in the squad, and obviously with Eric as well able to slot in, are really high-level players.With England, you usually only get a couple of days together, but we are now here for a couple of weeks and we feel really together and comfortable with each other – we definitely do.There is a good link between the midfield and the defence and we feel strong.

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“I don’t really know what criticism you are referring to, but that’s always going to happen. Someone’s going to get scrutinised, something is going to be scrutinized.”The important thing to me is that the coaching staff and players, we believe in the players that are here. We feel confident and comfortable as a unit and we are ready.We are very clear of all the different ways that we play,” he added. “When we want to bring them in and when we don’t want to bring them in.Under small instruction from Roy, we can chop and change in a game. We work together as a unit and we are definitely ready for Saturday.”

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