No complacency from Hart

City keeper not taking Portuguese giants lightly

Joe Hart: Not underestimating Porto at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday

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Joe Hart insists there will be no complacency when Manchester City tackle Porto on home soil in Europa League action.

Roberto Mancini's men are in pole position to qualify for the last 16 following a late 2-1 win over the Portuguese giants last week.

City host Porto on Wednesday and the England international knows City cannot afford to be wasteful at the Etihad Stadium.

Hart has no thoughts about sitting back and playing for a draw, stating it will be important for City to play their 'normal' game.


"Porto are a very good side but we left there really happy that we'd beaten them," commented Hart on the club's official website.

"That's not because we felt they were better than us, but because it is a hard place to go and get an away lead.

"After working so hard to win in Portugal, we can't afford to waste it in the home leg.

"We need to play like we did over there and not think about just trying for a draw or a 1-0 win.

"If we play our normal game, I think we'll be okay. They have some quality players and Hulk's always going to be a danger, especially if he gets it on his left foot and within range.

"In a funny way, they might actually enjoy the fact they are 2-1 down because the pressure is off and they can just come here and really fly at us."