Monday, 23 April, 2018

Vincent and Kompany toast City's EPL title

Vincent Kompany Manchester City Manchester United Premier League GETTYManchester City captain Vincent Kompany has now won three Premier League titles
Shannon Reynolds | 16 April, 2018, 04:16

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

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has challenged his teammates to build on the first Premier League title of the Pep Guardiola era and create a dynasty at the Etihad Stadium.

"I was talking before the game and saying the first time you win it, you think you're going to win all of them".

And Kompany was quick to pay tribute to Guardiola for getting the best out of his players in his second season.

"Today is a sense of achievement because we've won the title in a way for the first time, I'd like to have won all other titles, so I'm extremely proud about this, and extremely aware of how fast these moments can go". "It's gone before you know it. I've been lucky to win three but I've missed some as well", the experienced defender told Sky Sports.

Kompany was caught on camera speaking with his City team-mates Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker on Facetime to celebrate the success, with Carla's grandmother heard asking him "Do they want to come round?"

"I'm buzzing, over the moon, so happy and proud to be able to share this with all of our fans, everybody who's been there to support us especially in this last week as many know it's been very hard but at the same time we've bounced back, we're champions now and thank you to all of you, It's an incredible season".

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'We all believed in it, otherwise it wouldn't happen, ' Kompany said.

"It differs (to previous titles) in the fact we were consistent the whole season".

Kompany revealed his delight at winning the title for the third time in his City career and claimed this was the one he was most proud of. I think there was a period of adaptation that was needed, for him and us. "I have never retained a title so I want to see if this team's got it to carry on and be even more successful". We're super happy but there's still so much work to be done before this squad's full potential is unlocked.

But Kompany said: "I had that feeling when I woke up this morning but I don't like to wait and see a team lose, so it's a different kind of experience today".

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said on the club's website.

"He's a better loser than a victor, I have got to be honest!"

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