Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was left frustrated after his side were once again eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona, and feels the Sky Blues let themselves down by not making the most of their opportunities, reports Sky
Manchester City started the game on the backfoot, and were perhaps fortunate to still be in with a glimmer of hope for a comeback at the break, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez all coming close. Barcelona went into half-time with a slim lead following an Ivan Rakitic goal, but were shaky at the back at times, which gave City hope of at least scoring.
However, Sergio Aguero wasn’t at his best, and players around him failed to step up to the levels required to beat Barcelona. Joe Hart was outstanding in the second leg, and single-handedly kept his side in the tie. He was left frustrated that his incredible antics ultimately amounted to nothing as City couldn’t get the goals required to take the game to extra time – with Aguero missing a second-half penalty on Wednesday night.
The England international saved a late penalty in the first leg, but the Citizens failed to capitalise at the Nou Camp, and Hart said: “We had a big chance. We’ve hung on in there, we’ve had a big chance and unfortunately we didn’t take it. They had a chance to finish us off in the last game and they didn’t take it. It was nice to save a penalty against Messi, but I wanted it to count and it hasn’t.”
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