Pellegrini: I still trust Hart

Manuel Pellegrini still thinks Joe Hart needs a rest - but has backed the goalkeeper to get back to his best for Manchester City.

Last Updated: 21/11/13 at 14:48 Post Comment

Joe Hart: On the bench for Manchester City

Joe Hart: On the bench for Manchester City

Hart pulled off several impressive saves in England's 1-0 defeat against Germany despite being dropped for City's last four games.

However, Pellegrini believes Hart's time out of the first team will do him good.

"I think at this moment that maybe Joe needs a rest but we still have a lot of trust in Joe and he's still a very important player in our squad," Pellegrini told Sky News Arabia.

"It's very important for me as a manager - you don't have 11 players - you have 22.

"I analyse what they do every week - I talk with them.

"I am absolutely convinced he will come back to his performances of the last two years."


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