Man City Goalkeeper Joe Hart Speaks Out On England Captaincy Rumours

Etihad Stadium goalkeeper feels he is not the best candidate.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has played down talk he would become England captain in the wake of the public furore surrounding John Terry.

The Chelsea defender had the armband stripped from him by the FA – although Three Lions boss Fabio Capello wasn’t particularly delighted at the decision.

Many have suggested England squad members from left field for the role as Terry’s replacement, with Scott Parker, Ashley Cole and Gareth Barry amongst those put forward alongside more obvious choice Steven Gerrard.

The other name in the mix though was Joe Hart, despite the doubts many have about a goalkeeper being able to lead a team so far away from the furthest forward players on his side.

Hart himself is not sure he would be the right choice.

“I am flattered to be linked with it but anyone who’s having a consistent run in the England side is being linked with it,” explained Hart.

“There are a lot stronger candidates than me.

“I don’t have a view on who should be captain. As long as I’m playing I don’t care.

“I have got a really important season with games for Manchester City and hopefully a couple for England coming up.

“That is all I am concentrating on at the moment.”

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