Last Updated: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:45
City ace Joe Hart is still eager to improve despite being hailed as the best goalkeeper in the world by England colleague Wayne Rooney.
The Roy Hodgson's number one earned the plaudits from Rooney and club boss Roberto Mancini after a stunning performance for the reigning Premier League champions in their European draw with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium last week.
But the 25-year-old, speaking ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with San Marino at Wembley, admits he is determined to scale even greater heights.
Hart said: "It's nice people say nice things but things are easily said. In goal, you can be the worst in the world two days later if you are on television and something mad happens in the game.
"You've got to try and take the rough with the smooth. It was great and a real special honour for some special people to say some nice things but we move on.
"You've got to remain level-headed. If you don't, it's a big slap when you do something wrong. Then people are going to say bad things about you but that's football. You can't go too far one way or the other or you leave yourself vulnerable."
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