Vincent Kompany: Man City must move on from final-day triumph

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany warns his team-mates that they cannot afford to dwell on last season's title success

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Vincent Kompany with the Premier League trophy Photo: S Grout, via Wikimedia

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Vincent Kompany has warned his Manchester City team-mates that they cannot afford to dwell on last season’s Premier League title triumph.

Roberto Mancini’s men clinched their first top-flight crown since 1968 with a dramatic 3-2 final-day victory over Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium to pip Manchester United to the trophy on goal difference.

And although Kompany admits that game will not be forgotten any time soon, the City captain has urged the Citizens to focus on the forthcoming campaign.

“The last game was a game that will remain a very strong part of our history,” Kompany told City’s website. “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.”

Kompany, who penned a fresh six-year contract with City earlier in the summer, is hopeful last season’s title win – which came after their FA Cup triumph in 2011 – will prove to be the building blocks for further success.

“You lay down the foundation and if you do it right then you can be successful for a long time,” he continued.

“That is the aim. But it is not for me to just keep saying it or keep thinking about it. I think there is so much more great stuff ahead of us and that is what interests me.”

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