Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany eyes Premier League title

Vincent Kompany says he has a "gut feeling" that Manchester City will claim their first Premier League title this season

Kieran Beckles
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Vincent Kompany says City's team spirit is key to their title challenge Photo: Zawtowers, via Flickr

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Vincent Kompany is tipping Manchester City to win their first Premier League title this season ahead of their trip to West Bromich Albion on Boxing Day.

The 25-year-old has played a key role in helping City keep a tight defence during their rise to the summit of the table, with Roberto Mancini’s side having conceded just 15 league goals – and only Liverpool and Manchester United boasting a better defensive record.

And Kompany believes City’s team spirit will help the Eastlands outfit be crowned English champions for the first time since 1968. “This year in particular has certainly been proof of the fact we’re going about it the right way and that’s the main thing for us,” Kompany told Sky Sports.

“I almost feel like I want to wait before I talk so much, but I really have a gut feeling that tells me that this is the season for us.

“It’s not based on the fact that I’m being pretentious because of the players we have in the team or the money that has been spent. It’s not about this.

“I feel we have a very good team spirit. This is something probably is the thing people don’t expect as much in our team.

“The fact I see it every single day motivates me even more because I believe we’ve got it more than what people see and what people think.”

Mancini, whose side are currently two points of derby rivals United at the top of the table, guided Internazionale to three successive Serie A titles before he was sacked by the San Siro side in 2008 before replacing Mark Hughes as manager at City a year later.

“He’s a very passionate man – there’s no mistake about that,” Kompany added. “What you see on the touchline is the man you get. He knows his football.

“He’s obsessed – in the same way a lot of players are in our team – with victory and getting better and making sure that even when we win we’re not looking back on the positive things but also on the things that went wrong so we can improve.”

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