James Milner was full of praise for the returning Manchester City keeper Joe Hart despite seeing him concede twice in the 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen.
Hart made several decent saves and had little chance with either of the visitors' goals as the England number one made a steady return to club action having been dropped for the last five games in favour of Costel Pantilimon.
"Nothing's changed for him," City midfielder Milner told Sky Sports. "He keeps going, keeps working hard.
"He's pulling off great saves in games when he's getting opportunities. He's a great pro and he knows he's just waiting for his chance and hopefully he can take it when it comes.
"We're a squad and we're going to need all of the squad to win anything.
"It's important everyone contributes when they play."
Following the win, midfielder Samir Nasri admitted City's performance level will have to be raised ahead of the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.
"After the knockout stage it's important to win at home," he said.
"We'll try and continue in this way."
Discussing the performance against Plzen, he added: "It was a hard game. We know there is no easy game in the Champions League.
"It was important to finish at home with a win in the group stage."