Joe Hart echoes Manciniís claims about Man City reclaiming EPL title
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes wants his team to believe in manager Roberto Mancini after the Italian gaffer suggested that the Eastlands were still capable of defending their Premier League title.
Joe Hart, who was beaten by compatriots Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, believes Manchester City can retain the Premier League title if they win all of the remaining games.
The draw against Liverpool leaves Manchester City nine points behind archrivals Manchester United with 13 games remaining in the season. Joe Hart believes Manchester City are capable of grabbing all of the 39 points to win the Premier League title for the second successive season.
“We've got to be confident,” Joe Hart said in an interview to Manchester City’s official website. “There's no point turning up otherwise. We have got to win every game now and look not to drop any points, and it is a good challenge for us.”
Joe Hart was quite impressed by the way Liverpool fought at Etihad Stadium. Liverpool would have won the game 2-1 had it not been for the stunning equalizer from Sergio Aguero.
“It's not the result we wanted but a draw was fair. Liverpool played really well. I'd imagine they will argue we were lucky to get a result in the end,” Joe Hart said.
“They are a good side, and I think they have finally worked out what the manager wants from them. They are a tough side to play against.”
Daniel Sturridge, who also happens to be Joe Hart’s former teammate at Manchester City, refused to celebrate after scoring on a thunderous strike from outside of the box. Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s strike was even more powerful and came from a much more difficult angle. Joe Hart admitted “it was an amazing goal” from the England captain.
Manchester City still have to face Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur in the second half of the Premier League season.