People often underestimate the role that goalkeepers face, with a mistake often resulting in a goal. The most able goalkeepers are those that are able to stay concentrated and fill the defence with confidence and Joe Hart definitely fits this.
Hart started his career in his home town of Shrewsbury, and gained a lot of admirers from the Premier League. Young English Goalkeepers had been hard to come by and Joe Hart fitted the bill to become one of the best.
Manchester City won the signature of Joe Hart and new they had an accomplished goalkeeper destined for good things. He was put out on loan to: Tranmere, Blackpool and Birmingham in which he developed confidence and was able to build on his ability to allow him to fulfil his potential at the best level. He also gained his first England cap when he was at Birmingham showing that he was producing noticeable performances week in and week out for the newly promoted side in the 2009/2010 season.
Hart returned to Manchester City as the established Goalkeeper that would be able to keep the number one shirt for years to come, and with Hart often in contention for international call-ups, a world class goalkeeper. He was selected in goal for the 2010 world cup in South Africa, showing the world what he had to offer.
This then led to his club career stepping up, with him being Roberto Mancini's number 1 at Manchester City and rightly so, achieving the golden glove award in the 2010/11 season with a record of 18 clean sheets in the season and kept out Shay Given who was an accomplished Premier League goalkeeper.
In the 2011/12 season Hart was part of the unforgettable season, with Sergio Aguero being the hero on this occasion. Joe Hart once again won the golden glove and could now compete at the top level.
Joe Hart has made a few mistakes of late but all this, shows the ability that he has. He is still only 26-years-old and has a long future ahead of him and should have cemented his place in the England and Manchester set up for a long time to come.
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