Kompany: Time for Manchester City to look ahead
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has called on his team to look ahead at the new season, rather back on the success of the last campaign.
The moment Sergio Aguero scored a dramatic late winner on the final day to secure the title is still at the front of many people’s minds, but Kompany is ready for new challenges.
With the Community Shield taking place this weekend, he admits he is excited about the future as City look to retain their title and challenge for other major honours.
Kompany said: “One of the main things for me is to not keep looking back at this game for too long. I just want to move on.”
“The last game was a game that will remain a very strong part of our history. I think there will be people speaking about this game for 50, 100 years to come.”
“But in the same way I have enjoyed it, I am looking forward already. But this is over now. It is about what lies ahead.”
As mentioned, City are involved in the season curtain raiser against Chelsea this weekend. Taking place at Villa Park, the Community Shield is a chance to set the tone for the rest of the season.
It is then about starting the Premier League campaign well and performing like Champions. If they get a good start, their confidence will grow and grow and they will start to feel at ease with being top of the table.
Kompany is obviously keen to avoid a hangover from the end of last season and this is extremely important. City don’t want to give Manchester United – who will be determined for revenge – a head start.
In other Manchester City news, it is being rumoured that Roberto Mancini is ready to sell Adam Johnson to make room for Swansea and Great Britain winger Scott Sinclair.
If this happens, it would be the Premier League Champions’ first signing of the summer.
By Tom Rooney