Hart happy to silence critics

BY foxsports • May 14, 2011

City beat Stoke 1-0 at Wembley as the club's unprecedented spending spree of the last two-and-a-half years finally delivered silverware. The victory came four days after they secured a top-four spot to qualify for next season's Champions League. Delighted England goalkeeper Hart said: "It feels amazing. "Tuesday night was an amazing feeling and, obviously, today's an amazing feeling. "Great season, great people and great fans. Buzzing. "Champions League's important for the club. "Getting a trophy that shut everyone up is important for the fans and for us. "It was what we wanted to do but it's easier said than done and we've gone out and done it. "I'm pretty sure there are a few people who didn't want us to do it and we've done it - so who cares?" City lifted the cup hours after Manchester United secured the Barclays Premier League title, not the first time the clubs have tasted success in the same season. The Blues' win will, however, force United to remove - or at least amend - a banner at Old Trafford pointing out the number of years since their rivals last won a trophy. Hart said: "I couldn't care less what they do at Old Trafford. "I'm annoyed even to say their name today because it's got nothing to do with them. "It's about us, it's about Man City winning the FA Cup, Man City getting in the Champions League. "So 'bothered' what they do." Hart also hailed matchwinner Yaya Toure, who was also the semi-final hero having previously taken flak for his performances on a salary reported to be the highest in the country. He said: "Huge goals, huge player. He cost a lot and I imagine he's paid a lot. "He's come up with the goods so no-one can question that guy. "He done great for us and we're happy for him." City were well worth their win their victory this afternoon and Hart said: "We've absolutely hammered them today and I think there's only one result. "But, fair play to Stoke, they were totally resilient and they made a great game of it. "It was a great spectacle but the better team won." And Hart believes City are only heading in one direction. "I'd like to think so," he said. "It was really hard to get fourth spot, really hard to get the trophy today. "But we've done it and long may it continue."


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