Joe Hart: Man City’s trophy hunt could be over in weeks
England goalkeeper warns City must grind out results or risk losing out in hunt for silverware this season
Joe Hart has warned his Manchester City team-mates that they must improve and get results or risk losing out in their hunt for silverware this season.
Roberto Mancini’s men succumbed to their fifth league defeat of the season at Villa Park on Saturday leaving them three points behind leaders Manchester United having played two games more.
City were unable to break down Aston Villa’s resolute rearguard despite having dominated for long spells – and Hart believes the Eastlands club need to focus on converting possession into goals if they are to keep chase with their rivals.
“In three weeks, we could be out of the running on all three fronts, so we need to keep getting results,” the England international said in The Sun.
“Villa were a team in desperate need of results but so are we. They threw everything in the way of the ball, defenders and strikers.
He added: “We are gutted and there is anger that we’ve dominated the second half and not scored. There is no shoulda, woulda, coulda.
“We’ve got to come here and get results. We’ve hammered them but not put the ball in the net.”