It has certainly been a tough 12 months for current England number one Joe Hart. The Manchester City goalkeeper was sent out on loan to Serie A club Torino after being deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Pep Guardiola.
It was though the perfect stage to show clubs in England what Manchester City have been missing when it came to the Scotland vs England World Cup qualifier.
Joe Hart was hammered on social media after he conceded two free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths in the space of a few minutes. His positioning was what was questioned.
Having seen Joe Hart yesterday, and Woodman saving that penalty today, I can safely say Woodman should be ahead of Hart in the pecking order
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 11 June 2017
After that Joe Hart performance yesterday, is it time England put a new man in goal? pic.twitter.com/yTTO4aOSFw
— Coral (@Coral) 11 June 2017
"There's nothing I can do. I might just end up sitting on Man City's bench all year. No one wants me"
Poor Joe Hart 😢 pic.twitter.com/Qe2SO3cWwD
— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVofficial) 11 June 2017
It seems that Hart has also forgot the pass-back rule as well which could have gone a lot worse for him.
Has the backpass rule changed? Joe Hart just picked one up. pic.twitter.com/wPVBz8gI9N
— Peter Anderson (@pganderson) 10 June 2017
England legend Terry Butcher had his say on the situation: “There is a case, and a very strong case, to give Jack Butland a chance now because he was in pole position before he got injured.”
Who is going to replace him though? It seems that, that is most likely to be Jack Butland who up until his injury did seem to be in a good position to be the England number one. Who could perhaps question the amount of playing time he has had given he only came back to the Stoke squad towards the end of the season.
Southgate has shown when it comes to making tough decisions that he is not afraid to do so. Wayne Rooney, the then captain was dropped by the England manager despite the impact and influence Rooney has.