St Jakob Park

Next Game

Switzerland v England

Monday, 08 September 2014, 19:45

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group E

Last Game

Costa Rica 0 - 0 England

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 17:00

World Cup Group D

Hart hits back at critics

England goalkeeper Joe Hart insists he is not interested in what the critics say and stated the squad is focused on securing World Cup qualification.

Last Updated: 04/06/13 at 09:47 Post Comment

Joe Hart: Insists the England squad aren't interested in what the critics sa

Joe Hart: Insists the England squad aren't interested in what the critics sa

The Three Lions were criticised for their performance during the 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at Wembley last week.

Former England striker Gary Lineker was particularly sceptical of the team's tactics under Roy Hodgson, saying it was a return to the 'dark ages' of English football.

Hodgson's men bounced back from their Wembley disappointment by securing a hard-earned 2-2 draw with Brazil at the newly renovated Maracana Stadium in Rio on Sunday.

It was a satisfying end to England's season but the players know that hard work lies ahead in the autumn if they are to secure a return to Brazil at the World Cup next year.

Hart, who made a number of fine saves against the five-time world champions, insists he will not let what the critics say bother him and neither will his team-mates.

"I'm not interested in stuff like that," said the Manchester City keeper. "They can tweet all they want from their sofas - we are out here doing it.

"It is hard work and we are enjoying it. No one in the squad is interested and they can tweet all they want.

"We've beaten Spain and Brazil at home in the past year-and-a-half. No one has taken us apart - we just need to get over the line in the World Cup qualifiers. We dug in when we needed to and we have to repeat that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will move on without Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no bad blood between the club and the outgoing Luis Suarez.

Transfer news: Liverpool appear to be close to completing a deal for Loic Remy

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Loic Remy with the French forward reportedly having his medical in Boston.

Manchester United still global giant and prepared to spend big insists Ed Woodward

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward insists the club are still the biggest in the world.

Mail Box

Anyone But Rooney. Or Baines. Or Hart.

There isn't a great deal of excitement in the Mailbox regarding England's potential new captain, but we have good stuff on Gerrard's development and a one club man team...

Goodbye Patrice And Farewell Steven...

Man United fans say a fond farewell to Patrice Evra in the mailbox while there are also thoughts on Steven Gerrard's retirement from England duty. Plus, some rare cricket bantz...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property