I aim to be England's rock - Hart
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed that he wants to become England's 'rock' and emulate the likes of Peter Shilton.
The 25-year-old worked his way to becoming the Three Lions' number one custodian under former boss Fabio Capello and current incumbent Roy Hodgson is sticking with him as his first choice going into the European Championships this month.
Hart has only won 18 caps for England, while he has never played in a major finals, but it has not stopped comparisons being made with him and goalkeeping legends such as Shilton, Gordon Banks and David Seaman.
And, while Hodgson has stressed the importance of Hart to England's chances in Poland and Ukraine, the player aims to become a long-term fixture of the national team, but he knows he has a long way to go to match some previous number ones.
He said: "People get wrapped up in the moment and comparisons are easily made.
"I've got a long way to go to get anywhere near those two goalkeepers that you just mentioned.
"I'm on my journey as a goalkeeper. I've got 18 caps and I want to improve on that at every opportunity, first and foremost being on Monday against France.
"I'm just looking forward to building something and being that rock that England need."