Hart, who has been a regular in the first team at the Etihad Stadium since the start of last season, admits that it is a privilege to be a part of the current Citizens side and has urged his teammates to settle for no fewer than three points at Villa Park this afternoon.
"It is an exciting time to be a City player," he told the club's official site. "I can't think of myself being anywhere other than City and it really feels like home. I feel privileged to be part of this.
"I've got a lot of love for this club and for the fans that have been fantastic towards me from day one.
"We just need to keep going forward and that means winning. We have to keep winning games. Villa will be hard, but we need to take three points."
The Citizens can retake their two-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a win this afternoon.