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

Vincent Kompany

SKY SPORTSVincent Kompany is eager for Manchester City to defend their Premier League title

Manchester United's home defeat against West Bromwich Albion ensured Pep Guardiola's City were crowned as champions, with their impressive win against Tottenham on Saturday night enough to push them over the finishing line in a one-sided title race.

VINCENT KOMPANY BASKED in the glory of clinching the Premier League in unexpected fashion on Sunday - then immediately challenged Manchester City to defend their title next season. "The first time you win it, you think you're going to win all of them, the first time you lose you think you're never going to win it again so we want to hold on to this feeling".

City captain Kompany watched the match at the house of his Mancunian wife Carla Higgs, who invited her United-supporting father to join the party. I've been lucky to win three but so many I've missed as well.

"We were exhausted, not just physically but mentally as well and a lot of big characters stood up today and that gives me a lot of pride again to be able to share these moments with this team".

"You can't take it for granted, before you know it it's gone".

"I noticed within the first month that if I'd met him at 18 or 20 [years old] then I would've been the ideal player for him", Kompany said.

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"As much as I'm going to celebrate today, I'm going to see if any of the lads are still up for it on Wednesday for us to have a good training session and build up to the next games as well".

And of the three title-winning celebrations he's taken part in, Kompany said: "The first title was the biggest event ever for the Club, for our fans and enabled us to build to what we are doing today". I kind of want to see how the reaction will be because I've never retained a title.

"Everyone that plays under him will have had success because of him, because he has the ability to unlock the full potential".

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had already led City to League Cup final victory over Arsenal this term.

"At my age, you can still learn and we share one thing: that hunger and desire never to be satisfied".

'We needed a period of adaptation...his methods were the right ones, we believed in him.

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