England goalkeeper Joe Hart insisted after the 0-0 draw with Slovakia that he ‘hasn’t had anything to do at Euro 2016’, which in turn drew an angry reaction from fans.
“We all wanted to finish top but we didn’t. We have dominated every corner of the pitch and every Slovakian player will be proud of that result,” he told ITV.
“We are into the next round and nobody will want to play us. I haven’t had anything to do in the whole tournament to be honest, we have been playing very well as a team.”
That obviously isn’t entirely true Joe, as aside from Vasili Berezutski’s header beating him in the first game of the tournament, the Manchester City shot-stopper was at fault for letting in Gareth Bale’s free-kick in the win over Wales.
Fortunately for him, he was bailed out by his teammates on that occasion. However, moving forward, whether he has a lot to do or not, he has to remain focused and keep his concentration like all world-class goalkeepers to make sure that he’s alert to danger throughout.
Some England fans were obviously not impressed…
Joe Hart: “I haven’t had anything to do all tournament” apart from let in two very poor goals of course Joe ???
— Dan Aird (@dan_airdmufc) June 21, 2016
so Joe Hart has “nothing to do the whole tournament to be honest”? Keeping those two goals out would be a start Joseph.
— Owen Barrett (@obarrett17) June 21, 2016
Joe Hart fills me with about as much confidence as a Swiss shirt.
— Dulcinea (@dulcinea2191) June 21, 2016
Joe hart: “no one will look forward to playing us”… 2nd in the group…. ?
— Jonathan Vaughan (@j_fychan) June 21, 2016
Joe Hart after Slovakia game: ‘I haven’t had anything to do the whole tournament.’
Well this is awkward.. pic.twitter.com/8TMC28uzz9
— Michael Darlow (@michaeldarloww) June 20, 2016
Joe Hart reckons he has nothing to do all tourno. Def did nothing for Bale’s f/kick. Clown!
— Jay Low (@Jay_Lows) June 20, 2016
— William Kelly (@WillbotKelly) June 20, 2016
“I haven’t had anything to do in the whole tournament to be honest” Joe Hart. Apart from pick the ball out the net twice, hey Joe? ??#ENG
— Stuart Hunt (@Stu_H) June 20, 2016