Joe Hart should be England's World Cup goakeeper, says David Seaman
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 18/04/18 2:27pm
David Seaman has backed Joe Hart to be England's goalkeeper for this summer's World Cup.
England boss Gareth Southgate has to name the provisional England squad he will be taking to Russia by May 14.
Hart, Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope are in contention to gain the No 1 jersey but Hart has been criticised for some of his performances in the Premier League while on loan at West Ham from Manchester City.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, former Arsenal and England No 1 Seaman said: "For me, it has always been Joe. Obviously, the two other guys [Butland and Pickford] they are getting really close.
"Joe's fortunately started playing for West Ham which is going to help, it is going to give Gareth a hard decision to make, whether he goes with Jordan or Jack we do not know.
"Only Gareth will know, but he is going to have to be a little bit careful because it is a World Cup and it's big pressure.
"Joe's handled all that before, Jordan and Jack have never really been anywhere near that. When I think of that situation I always think to Scott Carson when he got put in at Wembley against Croatia.
"He made a mistake in the first five minutes and his game just went because he had no experience to fall back on.
"The standard is good and Jordan and Jack are getting really close."
Pickford and Butland both played in England's international friendlies in March.
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