KOMPANY HAILS RONALDO

The skipper of Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo for his last minute goal against City in the Champions League match which was played on Tuesday. That goal took Madrid to a dramatic victory over City at Santiago Bernabeu.

Kompany was pretty close to Ronaldo when the great Portuguese smashed that goal. Many experts think that Kompany could have made a clearance, but, the City skipper doesn’t think so. As per Kompany, he had absolutely no chance of clearing that shot. That was wonderfully hit. No player other than Ronaldo could have scored a goal from that position. But, Ronaldo is just superb. He converts even half chances into goals and that’s a rare quality. His technique is a bit different from the others and his concentration level is fantastic.

The City captain backed the goalkeeper Hart who is also being criticized for that 90th minute goal. As per Kompany, it is not fair to criticize the goal keeper. Any goalkeeper in the world would have struggled to stop that shot. Ronaldo had absolutely nailed that.

According to Kompany, although the City team lost the match, but, there were some positives to take out from the match. The team managed to get ahead twice in the match. Benzema scored a goal after quite a while and Marcelo also looked good in the match.

On being asked about the fitness of Samir Nasri, who left the ground in the first half due to hamstring injury, Kompany said that the injury didn’t look that severe, but, he needs to rest for a few days to get rid of that strain. Probably, he would miss a match or two. Manchester City will take on the Gunners in its next match on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

KOMPANY SIGNS EXTENSION

Manchester City has extended the contract of its captain, Vincent Kompany, for another six years. The extension of Kompany’s contract has been announced by the club on 26th July. After the extension of the contract, Kompany thanked the manager and the owners for trusting his abilities and extending his contract. He said that playing for Manchester City has been an amazing experience.

Kompany joined Manchester city 4 years ago in 2008. He was signed on a contract of four years. But, in his very first season for Manchester City, Kompany performed pretty well. After just one season, his contract was extended for the next five years. Kompany continued giving impressive performances for City. After 2010-11 season, Roberto Mancini had said that Kompany is one of the best defenders in the world at the moment. Under the captaincy of Kompany, Manchester City won the Premier League title for the first time last season.

Kompany said that winning the premier League title was not easy for them. He has given a lot of credit to the manager, Roberto Mancini, for that win. As per Kompany, Mancini is a fine manager and since his appointment as the manager of Manchester City, the team has improved considerably. Kompany said that the premier League victory was a collaborative effort of the whole team. Each and every member played his part.

After the Premier League victory of the club last season, Kompany has been praised a lot due to his fantastic leadership qualities. But, Kompany doesn’t think that his captaincy played a key role in the Premier League victory. He said that a good team makes a captain look good. The team won because the players performed brilliantly and not because of his captaincy. He also said that the players have to show the same kind of intensity on the field in the upcoming season as well.

KOMPANY BELIEVES

Manchester city captain Vincent Kompany has acknowledged that the club has the ability to win a lot of titles in the near future provided they build on the elite success – in the form of the Premier league title – they achieved last season properly.

Manchester City managed to lift the first division title for the first time in 44 years after winning the Premier league title just ahead of Manchester United. It completed the ambitions of the owners, who took over the club in 2008, and have spent more than £ 1 billion in rejuvenating the squad and the staff. Vincent Kompany has risen to prominence in recent years after he was given the captain’s armband.

He was extremely influential in helping Manchester City win the title last season, while the club are expected to mainly challenge for the Champions League this time around. Even though Vincent Kompany reckons that winning the Champions League is not an easy task, the club should be able to achieve this mission if they build on the success they achieved last season properly. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is not expected to make vast changes to the playing squad this time around, but there will be quality addition to the form of Robin van Persie.

“There’s so much more great stuff ahead of us, and that’s what interests me. If you lay down the right foundations, you can be successful for a long time and that’s the aim. I’ve been to far too many places to remember this summer, but the main thing is that everywhere I’ve been, everyone had apparently seen the game or heard about that last day of the season. I’m convinced this time we’re going to have a strong performance. Pre-season is massive,” said Vincent Kompany ahead of the new season.

KOMPANY CAN’T BELIEVE IT

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has said that he is really buzzing after scoring the winner in the Manchester derby on Monday night. Manchester City were coming into the Manchester derby knowing that anything other than a win would give the advantage to Manchester United.

Manchester United were having a three-point advantage of the table, but a Manchester City win would put them level on points. However, City would lead the table due to the significantly better goal difference. United started the match brightly, but City came into their own after Mancini made subtle changes to the tactics.

Vincent Kompany scored the vital first goal in the match in the injury time of first half. It was probably the best time to score for Manchester City. In the second half, United rarely posed a threat for City. Finally, City defeated United for the second time in the league this season. More than the double, Vincent Kompany said that it was a result that showed the character and spirit. City were eight points behind Manchester United at one stage in the season. City will be facing the likes of Newcastle United and QPR in the remaining two matches of the season, while United will have Swansea and Sunderland.

Despite the victory, Vincent Kompany said that the title race is not over yet. “[I am] absolutely buzzing. We have been waiting for this moment and it’s far from over, we know that. Just to give our fans two wins over United this season, we have have to finish it off in the the next two games. This victory goes out to the whole team. The performance was great today. There were so many great performances and I am happy for them,” the 25-year-old said in his interview to Sky Sports News after the match.

CITY ARE FAVOURITES

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that the emphatic win for City against FC Porto in the second leg of the first knock out round of the UEFA Europa League should act as a fair warning to all the other teams left in the competition and believes that it was statement enough that The Citizens are in the UEFA Europa League to win it.