Roy Hodgson: 'Joe Hart is my number one'

England manager Roy Hodgson insists that goalkeeper Joe Hart will retain his place in his country's starting lineup, despite a poor performance against Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening.

England manager Roy Hodgson has backed under-pressure goalkeeper Joe Hart after his poor display for Manchester City against Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening.

Hart conceded three goals, two of which he could have prevented, in City's 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, but Hodgson has insisted that the 26-year-old will remain as first choice for his country.

The former Fulham boss told reporters: "As far as I'm concerned, Joe Hart is my number one. He has never let me down."

Hart has made 35 appearances for England since his debut in 2008.

Joe Hart of Manchester City shows his dissapointment during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Munchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013
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