Hart: We're not quite there yet

09 August 2011 10:43
Joe Hart believes Sunday's defeat in the Community Shield showed Roberto Mancini that his Manchester City outfit are "not quite there yet".[LNB] Mancini's men led arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 heading into the half-time break at Wembley on Sunday.[LNB]A second-half collapse saw the first piece of silverware for the 2011/12 season snatched from their grasp, with a stoppage-time winner from Nani handing United a 3-2 success.[LNB]A setback against the reigning Premier League champions has provided a less than ideal warm-up for the new campaign, but Hart believes City will learn valuable lessons from the loss.[LNB]"I think we needed a kick up the backside before the season started," said the England international goalkeeper. "We've done really well in pre-season but we have to learn that we're not quite there yet - but we will be.[LNB]"We never want to lose and we're not going to get used to losing. The feeling hurts but we're going to move on from there.[LNB]"We were 2-0 up against the run of play. I thought United played really well.[LNB]"I don't think we had the right mind-set when we came back out, I thought we defended a bit deep, but we have to try and take some positives away. We scored two good goals and we haven't really lost anything by losing this game."

Source: Team_Talk