By FOX SPORTS staff
Hart has endured an indifferent season for Manchester City and England, with critics insisting that he had grown complacent due to the lack of competition for his place in club and country.
Although some have encouraged Hodgson to give Foster an opportunity during the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against San Marino, the Three Lions boss told Sky Sports that he would keep faith with the City goalkeeper.
"I've been more than happy with Joe Hart as England's keeper. At the moment, he is the number one as far as I'm concerned," Hodgson said.
"I don't think Joe would ever take his place for granted. I think that would be a harsh criticism of him."
Hodgson justified his choice by pointing out that Hart was still one of the best custodians around at present.
"Joe doesn't seem to be playing that badly and when I've seen him, he's done well," he pointed out.
"Not many people would contest he is the number one keeper in the country and I'm happy to have him."