Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

England 'Lucky to Have One of Europe's Best in Hart'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

England 'Lucky to Have One of Europe's Best in Hart'

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SOUTHAMPTON'S Fraser Forster admits England are 'lucky' to have one of Europe's best goalkeepers in Joe Hart - even if that puts an even bigger barrier in the way of his own international hopes.

The City stopper is Roy Hodgson's undisputed number one and, barring injury or suspension during Euro 2016, Forster and Burnley's Tom Heaton are both destined for a watching brief in France.

"He's obviously a fantastic keeper and I think he is showing year in, year out, for Man City and England how good he is," said Forster.

"He works really hard and it is obviously important as a group of keepers we pressure him and try to catch him up, but it has been fantastic how he has played in some of the Champions League games this year, making big saves in big moments. …

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