Joe Hart and the Best Goal Keepers in Euro 2012
No team can win with a complacent goalkeeper. If there’s any chance of the top teams winning the Euro 2012, their goalkeepers have to be at their absolute best throughout the entire tournament.
With notable legends like Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, and Petr Cech in the tournament, combined with younger up and comers like Joe Hart and Hugo Lloris looking to cement their legacy on the international stage, there is a great amount of goalkeeping talent at this year's Euro.
These are the most reliable shot stoppers in the European Championship thus far.
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The Euro 2012 is Joe Hart’s first major international tournament at the top level. He is showing everyone what he can do, and the 2011-2012 Premier League winner is bringing his form and reliability at the back from Manchester City with him to Poland and Ukraine.
Not since David Seaman has England had a keeper as reliable as Joe Hart between the sticks.
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In what could have been a shaky performance against Spain, Buffon and his defensive compatriots worked hard for a draw. The goalkeeping legend was a rock at the back, and unfortunately conceded a goal in each of his games against Spain and Croatia.
Italy need not worry for their goalkeeping talisman to be complacent, as he knows the task at hand for Italy and is looking to lead them to victory against Ireland.
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Perfection is a hard thing to come by, but Germany did it. They look to be the most complete team at the moment and are riding their favorites tag with confidence and swagger.
Every facet of their team is clicking at the moment, and that includes their goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer. Manuel Neuer has been a rock at the back; his positioning is phenomenal and he looks like he can save any shot that comes at him.
Germany will rely on his shot stopping abilities when the time comes later in the tournament. So far, the man doesn’t look like disappointing any time soon.
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