Manuel Pellegrini expressed his hope that it won’t be long before Sergio Aguero finds his best form after his winner against Watford on Saturday.
Aguero and Yaya Toure both scored in the last 10 minutes to overturn Aleksandar Kolarov’s headed own goal to give City a crucial win at Vicarage Road.
Pellegrini believes the goal will bring an even greater improvement for Aguero as he praised his side’s defiant spirit.
“The goal is most important for a striker,” said Pellegrini.
“Before the goal he made better movements than last game, so I hope next game we are going to see the complete Sergio.
“We never give up, we have a lot of character. We won the Champion’s League group in the same way.”
Aguero’s goal against the Hornets means he has now scored against 24 of the 28 different Premier League teams he has faced.
Toure has also rediscovered his goalscoring form of late, netting three times in the last four Premier League games, having scored just one in 13 prior to that.
The win ended a run of six away league games without a win for City, and will provide a huge boost ahead of a packed upcoming schedule.
The Citizens now turn their attention to domestic cup competitions, as they face Everton in the League Cup semi-final before travelling to Norwich three days later in the FA Cup.
Joe Hart hopes City will be boosted by their late win at Watford ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg away to the Toffees.
“We’ve got to build on this now,” the England goalkeeper said.
“This result can only be good for us because it ends a run of six [away] Premier League games in a row without a win which isn’t title-winning form.
“We’ve still got all the clubs who are around us to come to the Etihad and I think we’re in a good place.
“We’ve got a big cup game to come now this week and even though we’re not where we want to be, we’re close and this was a big result for us.”
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