Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Now let's win it again: Kompany sets City new title target

Now let's win it again: Kompany sets City new title target

City captain Vincent Kompany was watching the match with his family, including his United supporting father-in-law, and the club sent someone round ready to broadcast the scenes on the off chance that United slipped up.

"I think we all believed in the style, otherwise it wouldn't have happened".

"It's been a fucking long journey... especially if you've been a blue for more than forty years in your heart!"

But he said Guardiola's hunger and desire to get better had rubbed off on all the players, including himself.

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The Spaniard won three La Liga titles on the bounce with Barcelona between 2009 and 2012. "Then the first time you lose one, you think you're never going to win another ever again", he told Sky Sports.

"You can't take it for granted, before you know it it's gone". I have been lucky to win three but so many I have missed as well.

"It differs because we were consistent the whole season, that level expected of us. I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see whether this team can be even more successful".

Kompany added: "The favourite one has to be the first one, it's like carrying a massive rock on your back and you get rid of it". It's a hard achievement and I'm proud of the team and everyone involved.

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"I may be the first one that's already thinking about next season but I want to stay humble".

"Today I'm happy. I suppose my team-mates will probably roll their eyes a bit but now I want to see the reaction".

City manager Pep Guardiola played golf with son, Marius, and the world No 12 Tommy Fleetwood at the Sandiway course in Northwich as United slumped 1-0 to the league's bottom club at Old Trafford, giving City an unassailable lead.

Kompany dropped down to the bench for the Champions League encounter with Liverpool in midweek, but the Belgian returns in place of Nicolas Otamendi for the fixture in North London.

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