Joe Hart is still eager to improve despite being hailed as the best goalkeeper in the world by England colleague Wayne Rooney and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
The England number one earned those plaudits after a stunning performance for City in their Champions League draw with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium last week but the 25-year-old, speaking ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with San Marino at Wembley, admits he is determined to scale even greater heights.
"It's nice people say nice things but things are easily said. In goal, you can be the worst in the world two days later if you are on television and something mad happens in the game," Hart said. "You've got to try and take the rough with the smooth. It was great and a real special honour for some special people to say some nice things but we move on."
He added: "You've got to remain level-headed. If you don't, it's a big slap when you do something wrong.
"Then people are going to say bad things about you but that's football.