Birmingham keeper target England’s No.1 jersey

The 23-year-old has featured just one time for England but is included in the squad to face Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday.

Hart is on a season long loan move from Manchester City to Brimingham.

“I’m not England’s No.1 goalkeeper, but that’s the target,” Hart said in the Daily Express.

“Whatever comes with it I can cope. If I couldn’t, I wouldn’t be talking about it.

“I’m not saying I’ve had people against me, but my age does go against me some times.

“Stuff you do goes against you – you’ve just got to look at Jamo [David James]. He’s had everything thrown at him, I don’t think he can have any more thrown at him.

“But it doesn’t faze the guy. He’s been absolutely brilliant. That’s the kind of person you’ve got to look at.”

“Just to be involved with England, means the world to me, but the World Cup is something different,” he added.

“Being in the normal squad, seeing how these superstars do it – and they are superstars, great players – just to see how they go about things, how people prepare themselves really does help.

“Being at the World Cup and not playing, like Theo Walcott last time, that wouldn’t be a disappointment for me. To be picked in that elite 23 would mean everything.

“I’ll work every day to be involved in it. If I’m not picked I can look back at my season and think I gave everything, no regrets.”