Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart accepts he may have to sit out the Capital One Cup final.
Manuel Pellegrini says there's no risk playing Joe Hart despite the goalkeeper suffering cut eye
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini played down a nasty-looking facial injury to Joe Hart after an inspirational display.
Manuel Pellegrini believes England boss Roy Hodgson is right to back Joe Hart - but won't confirm when he might return for Manchester City.
England goalkeeper Hart lost his place in the City side after a series of errors, sitting out recent Premier League and Champions League games.
That raised further questions over his position in the national side but Hodgson - although revealing he intends to look at other keepers this month - has made clear Hart remains his number one.
Hart has not played since his last-minute mix-up with Matija Nastasic condemned City to defeat at Chelsea a fortnight ago but will start one of the upcoming friendlies against Pellegrini's native Chile or Germany.
Pellegrini said: "I am happy, absolutely - he deserves to be in the squad."
Watch the full Champions League press conference by Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms Joe Hart will miss Tuesday night's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.