Former England and Arsenal keeper remains convinced Torino loanee can guide Three Lions to 2018 World Cup
DAVID SEAMAN has slammed Pep Guardiola for bombing Joe Hart out of Man City.
And the ex-England goalkeeper reckons Hart will prove the Spaniard wrong by guiding England to the 2018 World Cup.
Hart, 29, has been the spent the season on loan with Serie A club Torino after falling behind Claudio Bravo and Wilfredo Caballero in the Etihad goalkeeping stakes.
Even though Hart made two mistakes in a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan at the weekend, his England prospects have not been dented by playing abroad.
And ex-Arsenal No 1 Seaman is confident Hart will prove his world-class capabilities.
Seaman said: “It’s a shame he is not playing at City, especially when you see what Joe is capable of.
“It doesn’t look cool to me. I know Joe is a good goalkeeper.
“You look at the guys who have replaced him and they are nowhere near as good.
“You have to ask Pep why. That is his decision. It shocked me and I am sure it shocked a lot of Man City fans.
“But I am glad Joe is playing at a high quality in Italy so that when he comes back with England, he still performs like the way we know he can.
“I have always rated him very highly. Not just because of what he does on the pitch but the way he reacts to mistakes or setbacks.
“He has had a few. And yes he didn’t have the best Euros. But he is reacting properly to the setbacks. He is still performing.
“Joe is winning anyway. He is still playing at a high level of football.
“And he is still performing to great levels and showing what he can do with England.”