Joe Hart has heaped the praise on his team mates after City got back to winning ways in the league after victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Hart, who conceded and saved a penalty, reserved particular praise for the defence. He said:
We are so blessed with quality defenders. People forget Maicon and Micah are out injured as well as Vincent Kompany. But Matija Nastasic has been a sensation. For his age, he is like a rock. Kolo is Kolo – you know you are going to get with him because he gives everything he’s got. There’s also Joleon Lescott waiting to come in and that’s not even mentioning Zaba, Clichy or Kolarov so I think we are really blessed when it comes to defenders.
After an impressive performance on Sunday, Jack Rodwell, also got a mention.
It is nice to see Jack back and fit again. I am really happy for him. He’s a really good lad. It’s been hard for him, he’s been injured a lot but when you get him fit you get good performances. Hopefully he’ll get a little run of games together and we will see what he is about.
I really do think we are united as a group – the players feel the fans and the fans feel the players. We do it for them. Once you are in that atmosphere, in that bowl, you are as one. I like listening to the banter – all that side of football really interests me and I think we have got excellent fans.
The atmosphere was fantastic against Chelsea and it was a big win for us. We have just got to look forward and try to win every game we play. The only way is up for us and we’ll never give up.