Joe Hart not getting carried away

Joe Hart
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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart vows "to take the rough with the smooth".

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has insisted that recent praise will not affect his form.

The 25-year-old was recently branded by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the "best keeper in the world", but Hart has vowed to remain focused.

"It was a real honour for some pretty special people to say some nice things but in football you can just as easily be the worst in the world if something bad happens and it's on TV. You have to take the rough with the smooth," he told BBC Sport.

Hart is expected to start when England welcome San Marino to Wembley on Friday.

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