Manchester City keeper Joe Hart on Brazil clash: If we can beat them, we can beat anyone
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes that if England can beat Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday then they have no-one to fear ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Hart, 25, believes it would be a great achievement to beat the Seleção in the game to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and is looking forward to playing a country he has always admired.
“Brazil are such a big name in football and to beat them would be very special,” Hart told the London Evening Standard.
“If we can beat them, we can beat anyone. I grew up watching the magic of Brazil so it would be a really special match to play in.
“As a kid I remember watching the skills of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho and now there are new names like Neymar and Oscar.
“Even as a goalkeeper, you want to play Brazil. My first World Cup memories are from USA ’94, which Brazil won.
“England weren’t there so I think I was an Ireland fan for that. But the only way I will enjoy the game is if we come out with a positive result.”
The Shrewsbury-born star will win his 28th cap for his country against Brazil, for whom it is Luiz Felipe Scolari's first game back in charge since replacing Mano Menezes in December.
Source: London Evening Standard