A revealing interview with Joe Hart in tomorrow’s Sunday Telegraph carries these words about his England colleague David Stockdale, sparked by the Fulham goalkeeper’s outstanding display against Arsenal last week:

I was really proud of David, really happy for him. I texted him. I was buzzing for him. He did fantastically. When he wasn’t playing for Fulham, he went to Ipswich, and it was great for him. There was a risk of him not getting in the England squad but he kept in the England squad.