Wigan Athletic v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Joe Hart of West Ham United looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at DW Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Wigan, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Joe Hart has revealed that he is “gutted” to have missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad

After a lacklustre loan spell with Torino in the Serie A, Hart had hoped that returning to the Premier League with West Ham for this season for a second loan spell from Manchester City would aid him in his chances of reclaiming his spot in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup this summer.

However, the 31-year-old has had a rather inconsistent campaign for the London club and had found himself benched by the outgoing coach David Moyes in favour of Adrian earlier this season.

In light of West Ham’s decision to not sign permanently this summer, Gareth Southgate announced his final 23-man England squad for next month’s World Cup with the former number one omitted from the list.

Hart now has reacted by posting a message on Instagram.

“Not going to lie, I’m gutted. After 2 years of trying to make the most of a really tough situation, this is hard to take. I’m proud to have put in the graft and play every minute to qualify with the team and have a really important input in that outcome. I know what I bring to the team, but it is what it is. Good luck to the team out there, the players know that even though I won’t be there, I will have my England shirt on as a fan this time and supporting all the way.
No fear, go and smash it,” he wrote.