Goalkeeper insists none of the squad are “interested” in BBC man’s views.
England keeper Joe Hart has hit back at former Three Lions great Gary Lineker after the broadcaster had criticised Roy Hodgson’s men in the wake of their disappointing 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland last week, reports the Daily Mirror.
The one-time Everton, FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur front man had tweeted that England’s football was going “back to the Dark Ages” in response to the team being held to a dour draw by the Irish at Wembley Stadium last Wednesday night.
However the 26-year-old, who turned in a man-of-the-match display for Hodgson’s side in their creditable 2-2 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Sunday, has since responded to those claims, saying: “They can tweet all they want from their sofas – we are out here doing it.
“It is hard work but we are enjoying it. No one in the squad is interested and they can tweet all they want.”
Hart has made 32 appearances for his country since winning his first England cap under previous head coach Fabio Capello in a friendly international against Trinidad and Tobago in June 2008.