Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is reacting to his omision from manager Manuel Pellegrini's starting line-up by setting a good example for the rest of the team, according to team-mate Javi Garcia.

Hart started the last Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen after spending five games in the bench and he guided City to a 4-2 victory with some typically great safes.

However, Pellegrini is expected to recall Costel Pantilimon against Swansea City this weekend leaving Hart out in the cold once again. Nevertheless, teammate Garcia has praised him for his behaviour.

"We all know that Joe Hart is a great goalkeeper. He is an example for the rest. He is still training more than anyone and helping the rest of the team even when he does not play. We have two good keepers and lately the boss has decided to use Pantilimon. We have to accept his decision," Garcia told Spanish radio station Ondacero.

Garcia was happy to beat Viktoria but at the same time showed his concern about the two goals City conceded to their Czech opponents.

"We are sad because of the two goals. We did not play well in the first half".

City have secured a place in the knockout stage but they need to beat Bayern Munich by three goals in Germany. Garcia accepts the challenge but admits it will be tough against the Champions League holders.

"It is going to be tough but after beating Viktoria we still have chances and this is what we wanted," he added. "We need to score many goals but in football everything can happen. Bayern have a very good squad but we also have our weapons

"Offensively we have some players that can win a game at any moment. Alvaro Negredo, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko can score a lot of goals this season."