Manuel Pellegrini: 'I trust Joe Hart'

Pellegrini: 'I trust Joe Hart'
© Getty Images
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists that he has trust in Joe Hart despite the England international finding himself out of favour at the club.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that he has "trust" in Joe Hart despite dropping the goalkeeper from the first team in recent weeks.

Hart has found himself on the sidelines since being left out of the side in October following a string of high-profile errors, with Romanian keeper Costel Pantilimon being Pellegrini's preferred choice.

However, the England number one is set for a return to the starting lineup against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, and Pellegrini believes that it is a "very important" match for the 26-year-old.

"For him it is a very important game. I am not thinking about the past, just thinking about the future. I trust in him," Pellegrini told reporters.

"I don't think this press conference is for talking about Joe Hart. I have said in other weeks what I think about him and his performances. Today is not the day to analyse this."

Should Hart face the reigning European champions, then it would be just his second appearance in City's last 10 matches.

Manuel Neuer in a training session on May 24, 2013.
Read Next:
Man City to make Neuer world's highest paid goalkeeper?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
20Crystal Palace8107218-163