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Hart backed for England World Cup role

Filed: Thursday, 12th April 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United's most recent signing believes that Joe Hart should go to the World Cup with England.

The on-loan goalkeeper has only recently won back his place in the West Ham first team squad after he was preferred to Spanish stopper Adrian by David Moyes.

However Patrice Evra believes that Hart is still the best English goalkeeper around - and backed his new team mate to be a success in Russia, having regained his spot at West Ham.

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"I remember when I came [to West Ham] and Joe wasn't playing," said Evra. "Adrian was playing and I would say 'Joe, come on, you need to play - the World Cup is coming soon'.

" I said 'your time is coming, never give up' and you can see how he played against Chelsea. He was the Man of the Match, well deserved, and even today at training he was still Man of the Match.

"He was really confident and I'm really happy for him. Big players need to handle the pressure, you're going to get criticised."

The former French international has made three appearances for West Ham since joining the club on a free transfer at the beginning of February - two starts (both 4-1 defeats, against Liverpool and Swansea) and a substitute appearance against Chelsea last weekend.

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