Etihad Stadium star backs team-mate for Wembley honour.
Manchester City goalkeeper has hailed team-mate Gareth Barry as the ideal candidate for the England captaincy.
Barry appears the obvious candidate if Frank Lampard – no longer a regular starter – is not named in the line-up against the World Cup winners.
When asked if th midfielder would be an ideal captain, Hart said:
“Gareth’s the man, simple as that; someone I look up to. If you spoke to anyone who knew the guy, they would say the same.
“He does as you should and leads by example, no messing around; a very good performer every week, who never moans.
“Not a lot seems to go wrong for him, so he is always the guy you can look to.
“When you start to panic, look at Gareth and he just keeps on doing what he is doing – and doing the unselfish role he does.”
Barry, 30, does not always receive the kind of plaudits given to other players.
But Hart claimed: “However he is rated, I don’t think he cares because all the people around him, who know him, rate him, know what a massive role he plays at our club on and off the field.
“I think he does the same for England sides. We know who and what he is.”
Hart also believes England will cope with the absence of Wayne Rooney who has been omitted after his sending-off against Montenegro which means he is set to miss the opening three games of Euro 2012.
He said: “Wayne has missed squads before. It’s not like he’s got a specific seat at the table where no-one else is allowed to sit.
“He is a great player, one of the world’s greatest when he’s in top form, but if he’s not allowed to play then he’s not allowed to play, it’s as simple as that.”
Hart said: “I don’t pick the team but if we were to get through the Euro qualifying group, and he can play, then great.
“But getting through is our first thought before anything else.”
Hart is adamant England will not be overawed by the World Cup holders.
He said: “They’re the best team in the world, simple as that.
“But we’re playing for England, and we’re a good, strong footballing nation, same as Spain.
“That’s how we’re going into the game. We’re looking to win the game like any other.
“We’re not going into the game hoping to do well. We’re looking to perform and be who we are.”