Kompany confident Man City can compete under Pellegrini

Vincent Kompany wants Manchester City to continue to compete for trophies under Manuel Pellegrini, Sky Sports has reported, after a frustrating final season led by Roberto Mancini that saw City give up the Premier League title and lose in the FA Cup final.

City began last season as defending champions but could only watch on as Manchester United streaked away at the top of the table, eventually ending 11 points clear of City, who were denied the comfort of an FA Cup victory by Wigan Athletic, who were later relegated. The failure to land a trophy was one of the reasons given by the club’s hierarchy for the sacking of Mancini, which was confirmed shortly after City were beaten by Wigan.

Kompany however has been impressed by the start to life under Pellegrini – and the Belgium international insisted it was not enough for the club to simply spend heavily this summer in an effort to overcome United.

City have so far signed midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, winger Jesus Navas and striker Alvaro Negredo, both from Sevilla, and Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, but Kompany believes there is much more to winning trophies than splashing the cash.

It will take something special,” Kompany said, But we will just do as much as we can now in the preparations. Buying new players is one thing, but the way we have prepared has been really good so far and we’re doing our best to be one of the teams to compete for every trophy.

Kompany also offered words of support to the manager, who has returned to Chile following the death of his mother. “It doesn’t only put things in perspective, it’s a bit of a reality check,” Kompany said. “Football is more than just the signings, it’s about being in a group, being in a family and him, too.

When he comes back we will make sure there is everything that he can feel at home with us as it’s not easy to be so far away from home.

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