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Joe Hart talks Champions League semifinal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City fan support

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Manchester City's goal-stopper is very excited to play his first ever European Cup semifinal.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart spoke about Tuesday's Champions League Final Four match against Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium, and he wants to see a great atmosphere similar to what happened in the last Champions League game in the stadium, when the Citizens defeated PSG thanks to great support from the fans.

Hart said he wants the fans to be as active as they were then, and also analyzed the opposition, especially the talents of superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It was a very special night against PSG and I think all the lads really felt it. The explosions and streamers at the start and all the flags – it was pretty special and it really makes a difference – even more so when the games go your way. When the atmosphere is like that and we win, there’s not many better places to play.

"The dream was to go this far straight away, but the reality is you have to learn along the way. "We made a lot of mistakes in the first few years but we’ve improved and grown as a team and for us to be in the Champions League semi-final now is probably just about where we should be given the investment and backing we’ve had, though the truth is that it’s not that easy sometimes.

"We’re pretty proud we’ve got to the semis but it’s certainly not the end and we don’t want it to be the end.

"If they get a penalty, I’d like to think I’d do well but I’d rather we had a glitch-free night, win the match without conceding and I have very little to do. That’s a better scenario for me, anyway.

"As for Ronaldo, we’ve played each other quite a few times. A couple of occasions were when he was a United player plus our two previous meetings with Madrid. He’s definitely in the top two in the world and he’ll be a threat over these two games."

Source: MCFC