Joe Hart tips Wayne Rooney for captaincy

Hart tips Rooney for captaincy
© PA Photos
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart tips Three Lions teammate Wayne Rooney to captain England against San Marino at his expense.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes that Wayne Rooney should captain the country against San Marino in the World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The Three Lions are without usual skipper Steven Gerrard through suspension, whereas Frank Lampard is likely to miss out with fitness problems.

Many had suggested that it was between the Manchester City keeper and the Manchester United forward for the role, however Hart feels that the position is already Rooney's.

"I've not thought about it at all," said Hart.

"How the captain is chosen is the manager's decision. I've got a big responsibility to keep my place in the team for club and country.

"If I do get the nod, I'll try and give as much as I can in terms of helping the team. But I think it's between Wayne Rooney and Wayne Rooney if we are going to go on experience and how captains have been chosen in the past."

Rooney has 76 England caps.

Joe Hart
Read Next:
Hart: 'I want to be the best'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account