Roberto Mancini: 'I could drop Joe Hart'

Mancini: 'I could drop Hart'
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims that he is willing to drop Joe Hart if the goalkeeper's form takes a severe dip.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has insisted that he would have no problem dropping goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The shot-stopper's form has come under the spotlight in recent weeks and he was criticised again on Wednesday following England's 4-2 defeat to Sweden in Stockholm.

"For me, Joe is the best keeper in England, absolutely," Mancini told reporters. "For me he is the first choice.

"But if he does not play well, I can change. I don't have any problem [doing this]."

City continue the defence of their Premier League crown on Saturday when they welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium.

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