Ready even to take a penalty: Hart


England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he is ready to take a penalty if Sunday’s Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy goes to a shoot-out. England have won just one penalty shoot-out in six attempts since 1990, a record of failure which has weighed heavily on successive English sides over the past two decades. However the supremely confident Hart told a press conference he would welcome the responsibility to be one of England’s five penalty-takers should the opportunity arise at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday. “If they let me, I would put my name forward 100%,” the Manchester City stopper said. “Hopefully it won’t come to that (taking penalties) but I would back myself (to take a penalty) in a tournament. “If penalties are required then so be it,” said Hart, who is one of the few players in the England squad to have tasted victory in a shoot-out.