Despite having just put four goals past a team fighting for Champions League football, Manchester City are not yet at their best according to goalkeeper Joe Hart.
The City stopper, who saved superbly from a Roberto Soldado penalty during the 4-1 win over Tottenham, claims there's more to come from his side following a busy summer.
With a number of City stars making it to the latter stages of the World Cup with their respective countries, it comes as no surprise that Manuel Pellegrini's men have made an indifferent start to the season.
Despite Hart claiming City have yet to reach their peak, they still find themselves second only to an impressive Chelsea side in the Premier League table and the England stopper is hoping to kick on.
More to come
Speaking to BT Sport after the 4-1 win over Spurs, Hart said: "We've consolidated well. It was a tough summer, with some of the boys playing in the World Cup final. But I think we've done well.
"We've got a good understanding of playing under the manager now and we're picking up results. I don't think we've quite taken off yet."
The emphatic victory came courtesy of four goals from Sergio Aguero, and Hart thanked the Argentine for papering over the cracks in City's early season form.
"Sergio makes it look good with all the goals, but I think there's more to come," he said.
Aguero is seemingly taking over Yaya Toure's position as City's key man, and Hart was full of praise for his teammate, who had earlier attempted to conduct his post-match interview in English before resorting to a translator.
"It's great to have him (Aguero) back. He does speak good English but obviously it's a lot of pressure in an interview so fair play to him for even trying.
"He's a very important character in our dressing room. He does all the important things as well as being a brilliant footballer, so that's why we're very lucky to have him."
Hart also took time to praise the character shown by his teammates following a hectic international schedule, "It's fantastic - especially with (some of) the boys playing in Hong Kong and Beijing over the past week," he added.
Having seemingly picked up a knock in the latter stages of the game, Aguero's availability for Tuesday night's crucial Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow may have been a cause for concern for City fans, but the Argentine moved quickly to allay any fears, stating: "It's fine, it's fine. I'm ready for the next game."
Aguero was speaking after being named man of the match, an award he insisted he owed to his teammates: "We are really happy. The trophy is for all the team because the team has helped me get the goals."
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