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West Ham boss explains why Joe Hart criticism is unfair

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said that he believes that goalkeeper Joe Hart is being subjected to unfair criticism

Hart’s career has appeared to go downhill since he was deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester City by Pep Guardiola last season.

He went on to spend last season on loan with Italian club Torino before moving to the Hammers on a season long loan deal this summer.

Many observers have recently also called for the 30 year old to be dropped from the England national team and replaced as first choice by Jack Butland.

Bilic however is adamant that his goalkeeper is being subjected to unfair criticism. He said, “I think you don’t appreciate him. I watched the game against Slovenia and he was man of the match.

“Has he become an easy target? Yes. The guy is brilliant. I’m not just talking about goalkeeping now, the guy never slaughters anyone in the job, he is taking the bullets, he is there every single time whether he is at City or Torino or West Ham. He is a great professional and very interested in the squad. He is a top pro.”