Joe Hart believes Manchester City are “in a good place” in the Premier League title race after ending their poor run with a 2-1 win at Watford.
Despite their unquestionable talent, third-placed City have remained inconsistent and entering the final 10 minutes of Saturday’s fixture were on course to record another defeat.
Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero produced late finishes to overcome Aleksandar Kolarov’s earlier own goal, however, and Hart has demanded City push on.
“We’ve got to build on this now,” the England goalkeeper told City’s official club website.
“This result can only be good for us because it ends a run of six Premier League games in a row without a win, which isn’t title-winning form, but we’ve somehow managed to stay in the hunt.
“We’ve still got all the clubs who are around us to come to the Etihad and I think we’re in a good place.
“We’ve got a big cup game (at Everton on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup semi-final) to come now this week and even though we’re not where we want to be, we’re close and this was a big result for us.
“We were one down and not particularly going anywhere. It was a terrible goal to concede but we hung in there with a great goal from Yaya, and Kun’s (Aguero) header was evidence of the type of player we know he is.”