West Ham manager Slaven Bilic backs up Joe Hart as the goalkeeper keeps on getting criticisms for his performances for England.
Since leaving Manchester City and going for a loan spell at Torino last season, Hart has become an easy target to criticise, and Bilic defended the goalkeeper saying that Hart deserves more credit than he is often given.
“I think you don’t appreciate him. I watched the game against Slovenia. He was man of the match,” Bilic said.
“But you didn’t have that feeling from the studio, from the commentator, saying it was a penalty [to Slovenia] – it wasn’t a penalty. If it was anyone else goalkeeping in that situation, nobody would say it was a penalty. I have that feeling at this moment.
“Has he become an easy target? Yes. The guy is brilliant. I’m not just talking about goalkeeping now. The guy never slaughters anyone in the job.
“He is taking the bullets, he is there every single time, whether he is at City or Torino or West Ham. He is a great professional and a top pro.”
The 30-year-old shot-stopper made a fine display in World Cup qualifying earlier this money which secured England’s place in Russia after keeping a clean sheet 1-0 win over Slovenia.