Manchester City: Joe Hart positive despite Bayern Munich defeat
City were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich after a last-minute strike from former City defender Jerome Boateng.
Last season, City overcame an early loss to Bayern to reach the last 16.
“Last year we had a poor start against Bayern but we won the rest of our games and qualified – we’re confident we can do it again this time,” said Hart, 27.The Premier League champions were indebted to their goalkeeper, who made a string of saves to keep the score at 0-0 before Boateng’s strike deflected off Mario Gotze’s back to hand Bayern the points.
City came close to equalising in stoppage time when substitute Sergio Aguero burst past Dante but poked his shot wide.We fought hard all night against a really good team and had chances as well,” said Hart. “We played well but just a nasty deflection at the end hurt. Jerome Boateng came back to haunt us.”
Boateng spent the 2010-11 season at City before he was sold to Bayern.
Hart added: “We made good clearances, we made good blocks and we made them work hard for everything.”
In the other Group E contest, Roma showed their pedigree with a 5-1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow.
City host the Italians in their next Champions League game on 30 September, before back-to-back games against CSKA.