Mancini will have heart to Hart with Joe

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he faces a dilemma
regarding Joe Hart and will hold talks with him this summer.

The Italian boss plans to hold talks with the 22-year-old
goalkeeper at the end of the season once his successful loan spell
with Birmingham ends.

Hart, who has been ruled out of the match at Eastlands on
Sunday as it is against his parent club, is enjoying an impressive
campaign.

However, keeping both number one Shay Given and Hart happy at
City is another matter.

Mancini told the club’s website: “We have a very good
goalkeeper at the club in Shay Given. Shay and Joe Hart are two of
the best in the Premier League, and it is important to have two
good goalkeepers.

“The Premier League season is long, and if you are playing in
the Champions League, as well as the FA Cup and the League Cup,
then you need the players – you need two top goalkeepers.

“It is important that I speak with Joe in the weeks after the
Premier League finishes, then we will see about next season. He has
worked very well at Birmingham and he has developed.”

Such has been Hart’s good form at Birmingham he has been
tipped to win a place in England’s World Cup squad.

England manager Fabio Capello has been monitoring his
progress with both David James and Robert Green in sides at the
wrong end of the table.

Mancini added: “Joe could be at the World Cup – he is a good,
young, strong goalkeeper. Capello knows him very well now, and if
he decides on Joe, then that is a good choice.

“I’m happy for Joe that he’s doing so well but I’m also
pleased that he cannot play against us on Sunday!”