Poland v England: Hart can become world’s top goalkeeper – Dudek
Poland v England: Liverpool legend Jerzy Dudek believes Manchester City's Joe Hart can become the world's best keeper
Jerzy Dudek believes England and Manchester City star Joe Hart can eventually become the best goalkeeper in the world.
Dudek’s native Poland face Roy Hodgson’s men in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night in Warsaw, with Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski declaring Hart is not “unbeatable” in the build-up to the game.
The Poland striker failed to beat the City goalkeeper in the 1-1 draw between the Citizens and Dortmund in the Champions League earlier this month, with Wayne Rooney declaring Hart is the best goalkeeper in the world following that display.
Dudek, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, believes the 25-year-old Englishman is facing stiff competition from Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon for the accolade but has backed him to stake his claim.
“Hart has great potential for sure. He very quickly confirmed his ability in the Manchester City team. English fans complained recently about players in this position,” Dudek told Sky Sports.
“But England have had some great keepers and Hart is another one on this list. He is going in the right direction. Can we name him the best in the world? It is difficult question.
“You can find fantastic keepers in other leagues as well, for example [Iker] Casillas in Spain or [Gianluigi] Buffon in Serie A. They have kept their top form for a very long period. If Hart can do the same, he will have a real chance of becoming the best in the world.”