James Milner hailed Manchester City after they secured a thrilling 3-2 victory against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
A brace by in-form striker Carlos Tevez helped City climb into second place in the Premier League, a result which extends their unbeaten run to five games.
The Eastlands man was full of praise for Ian Holloway's side after their spirited performance, but he believes 'the best is yet to come' from Roberto Mancini's outfit.
"They put us under a lot pressure, which we knew they would. They've got a good home support behind them and they're a good team that play it around really well," Milner told Sky Sports.
"We managed to ride the storm, score three good goals, and hung on at the end.
"The best is to come but it's the sign of a good team when they can win and not play the best football.
"Hopefully we can keep improving as a team, keep moving forward and hopefully you'll see the best of us soon."
Meanwhile, fellow midfielder Gareth Barry reserved special praise for two-goal hero Tevez.
"He's carried on from last season," said Barry. "He's a world-class striker.
"Last season he got 20-odd goals and I'm sure he can do that again. If he does we'll be right up there come the end of the season."
He added: "We got exactly what we expected, a good Blackpool team that's surprised a few teams already. We knew it was going to be a tough game.
"But we stayed strong and we knew we'd get them on the counter-attack. We scored three good goals."
Reflecting on City's solid opening to the campaign, Barry added: "It's a fantastic start.
"It's still early doors with some tough games coming up, but if we can keep this run going the confidence will keep growing."