Last Updated: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:14
Joe Hart is under no illusions that Manchester City need to up their game if they want to progress in the Champions League this season.
The City goalkeeper was the reigning Premier League holders' outstanding player last night as they grabbed a fortuitous 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund.
Hart made a series of impressive saves to keep his team in the game and ultimately his heroics proven invaluable as Mario Balotelli fired the hosts level late on from the penalty spot to cancel out Marco Reus' 60th minute strike.
Roberto Mancini's men failed to progress beyond the group stage last year and - in common with 12 months ago - have taken just a point from their opening two games this term.
Last season's premature exit from the competition was put down to their inexperience at this level as a team, but having gone on and won the Premier League, more is expected of them this time around.
Hart said: "I don't know if it is a learning curve - we are in with the big boys now, there is no place to hide. There is no point learning if you are not going to win. We need one big game against Ajax next."
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