Fernandinho: 'Joe Hart must work harder'

Joe Hart of Manchester City sits on the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Norwich City at Etihad Stadium on November 2, 2013
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Fernandinho says that Joe Hart must work harder to prove himself as Manchester City's number one goalkeeper.

Fernandinho has told his Manchester City teammate Joe Hart that he must work harder if he is to win his place back in the team.

The England international, who has put in a number of questionable performances so far this season, was dropped for his side's 7-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday, with Costel Pantilimon replacing him in goal.

"If the quality is a bit off, you must work harder to recover your position and your best quality," Fernandinho told reporters. "If he at the moment is not [at his best], he must work harder.

"But they are very good keepers, he and Pantilimon. I think his career will be better for it.

"The manager must choose the best team, and the best keeper for the team."

City host CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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