Joe Hart has talked about how Jose Mourinho made Spurs into title contenders and the influence of Gareth Bale in the dressing room.
“We are in a good position in the league and in all three cups so we’ll keep pushing,” said Hart, winner of five major trophies at City, including the Premier League twice.
“A lot of things are easily said about winning trophies: ‘win one and you win more’, ‘putting the right squad together’, they’re just easy things to say.
“But we’re in it, we’re in the trenches, we’re working hard and we’re in a cup final already. We’re doing the hard graft, that’s what really counts, more than talking about it and that’s what should get us the success.
“We’ve got to go game by game and we’re looking to win every game we go into and we’re in a good place with that mentality.
“The manager asked that of us at the start of the season. There was going to be a lot of expectations of the club because of the quality and the squad we’ve got.”
“We always knew it was going to be a project with Gaz and he fully understands that,” Hart told the London Evening Standard about Gareth Bale.
“He’s here to help the team win things and he demonstrated that on the pitch last night and on a few other occasions. Gaz’s obviously had his injuries but he knows how to look after himself and when he’s fit he’s going to help our team.
“He’s also doing it behind the scenes. His influence is as you’d expect – he’s been there and done it. For a club trying to do things, I think it’s important to have guys that have been there and won and can reference what it takes. We talk about it a lot but we’re a team that wants to win. There’s two teams winning a lot – Man City and Liverpool – and there’s seven or eight of us trying to win. So we’ve got to find different ways of doing it.”