The 27-year-old stopper has said Manchester City have a history of late season resurgences, and thinks that could be a factor in the title race.
Speaking ahead of City’s tie on Monday night against Crystal Palace, Hart knows his side won’t give up.
“We will never give up. It’s kind of how we do it. We like to do it a different way,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“We’ve not necessarily reached the standard week in, week out that we wanted to, but the beauty of football is that you get another chance – and that starts on Monday.”
In 2012, City came from eight points behind leaders Manchester United to win the league and again in 2014, where they were nine points behind Liverpool.
Hart knows his side are capable of a late upset and becoming league champions in 2012 “set a DNA” for the team.
“We’ve proved it and the fans have proved it. That is one thing that is part of Manchester City, which we’ve taken with us from the olden days. We’ll never give up while anything is possible. We’ll go for it.Embed from Getty Images
“We know that the way we won the league the first time set a DNA.
“We have definitely moved on as a team since then. That was a massive achievement, but now we expect it of ourselves.”
Manchester City will need to win all of their remaining games and hope for a Chelsea slip-up after they extended their lead at the top of the table yesterday to nine points, with a game in hand.
Arsenal and Manchester United both moved ahead of City yesterday so the pressure is really on Pellegrini’s men to get a result at Crystal Palace on Monday night.
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