Roberto Mancini’s men saw the gap to the Premier League leaders open up to nine points with 13 games left to play following their 2-2 draw with Liverpool and Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Fulham.
Hart concedes that the deficit is a serious concern for the defending champions but is refusing to write off his side’s chances of retaining the title.
“Unfortunately it’s a big gap and it’s getting too big for our liking but we’ve got to move forward,” Hart told talkSPORT.
“We’ve put ourselves in a worse position than we would like to be but we know we’ll always be there [in the title race].”
Manchester City travel to Southampton for their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.
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