Joe Hart is West Ham's No 1 but not England's, says Tony Gale
Last Updated: 10/04/18 11:49am
Joe Hart has won over West Ham fans, according to Tony Gale, but the former Hammer does not believe Hart will start in goal for England at the World Cup.
Hart looked back to his best on Super Sunday, produced a string of fine saves as he turned in a man-of-the match performance in West Ham's 1-1 draw at Chelsea.
West Ham boss David Moyes was full of praise for the 75-cap England international after his display at Stamford Bridge, insisting Hart has given Gareth Southgate a timely reminder of his international credentials.
But Gale, who racked up 300 league appearances during a decade-long spell at West Ham, does not believe Hart has done quite enough to earn an automatic starting berth between the sticks for England in Russia.
"(I think he has done) enough to get himself on the plane but not a starting place," Gale told Premier League Daily.
"I'm so pleased to see him (starting again for West Ham).
"I do think he is better than Adrian in goal. I think he did have a poor time and Adrian deserved to come in but I think that performance at the weekend showed what a good pro he is.
"He hasn't complained and has just got on with his game. And he has won the West Ham fans around as well."