Hart: I’ve failed England until now
Posted: 5 October 2017 Time: 16:35
Joe Hart feels he has “failed” in his England career so far, but plans to change all that at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The West Ham goalkeeper is one of four glovemen in the Three Lions setup, along with Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Fraser Forster, who are vying for a playing role in this week’s final two qualifiers, against Slovenia and Lithuania.
Hart, though, knows he needs a big improvement on his international career, but hopes to put in some big performances should England qualify for next year’s Russia finals.
"It [playing for England] was something I didn't need to dream about - because I didn't think it was possible,” he told The Offside Rule podcast.
"The next thing after that is to do something with your England career and make it matter. I have failed up until now so I need to change that.”
Hart added: "I want to amass as many caps as I can, I want to be the goalkeeper who plays for England, but I would swap all of that for a trophy or playing an important role in a good summer for the nation. That's my only intention when I play for England."