Man City captain Vincent Kompany dismisses reports of unrest
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists there is no dressing room unrest at the Premier League champions
Vincent Kompany has emphatically quashed reports of a dressing room unrest at Manchester City after Carlos Tevez scored in a 1-0 victory over Swansea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Eastlands outfit lost 3-1 to Ajax on Wednesday to leave Roberto Mancini’s men on the brink of Champions League elimination, prompting speculation of unrest in City’s ranks.
However, after beating Swansea to extend their unbeaten home run to 34 games, Kompany insisted there is no tension in the Citizens camp despite a number of below-par performances.
“It’s funny,” he said. “I don’t like to get involved in this, but sometimes I do question the integrity of a journalist who would write this. Based on what information does the guy come out with this?
“I never have a problem with performances being tagged down or up. People have the right to have opinions about that, but the stories are based on things that I can’t even relate to, and I am in this team.
“I can only say I would put in doubt the integrity of any journalist who comes out with this. As much as I set out in my career to be the best footballer, I would expect journalists to want to tell the truth, and do the job for that reason.”
Kompany is confident Mancini’s men can improve after getting back to winning ways at the weekend, adding that City are receiving criticism for failing to meet the high standards they set last season.
“I would expect the whole team to be very mature and just kick on from here,” he added.
“Whatever criticism we are getting now, we are unbeaten in the league and in the top three. It just means we set the standard very high last season.”