Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes that his side are capable of winning this season’s Champions League.
The Sky Blues have one foot in the quarter-finals after beating Ukranian side Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in the away leg and the England number one announced in Monday’s press conference that he is confident of their chances of winning the competition as a whole.
It’s going to be difficult. It’s a really difficult tournament, but we’ve got to believe we can win it otherwise there’s no point in turning up,
Hart also urged his teammates on to create history for the club when they look to see out the second leg of the aforementioned tie with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
You’ve got to do well in Europe to get that [world class] label. We’re fighting on a personal basis, a team basis. We’ve worked hard, we’ve been together a long time now and we need to improve, because it’s a short career and we have to take advantage of the opportunities we’ve got at this club.
When asked about City’s chances of lifting a third Premier League title in five years, the 28-year-old remained coy but refused to rule it out.
I’m never going to concede anything while it’s still up for grabs, and the Premier League is still up for grabs. But we have put that tournament to one side for the moment and concentrate on the Champions League.
The former Shrewsbury shotstopper is likely to feature in the second leg against Dynamo Kiev as well as a clash with cross-city rivals Manchester United in the league on Sunday.