WE’LL PUT RIGHT OUR WRONGS, VOWS KOMPANY
VINCENT KOMPANY insists Manchester City are out to show they’re no mugs after ending last season potless.
City are still smarting from a campaign that cost Roberto Mancini his job as manager.
But Kompany says the players are determined there will be a silver lining this season to make up for last year’s nightmare no-show.
The deposed Premier League Champions are back in training under new boss Pellegrini.
And captain Kompany revealed that City are already chomping at the bit to snatch the title back from bitter rivals Manchester United.
The Blues are also determined to finally make their mark in Europe after bombing out in the group stages in two failed Champions League campaigns.
On top of that, they
Manuel want to go one better than their shock Wembley FA Cup final defeat to Wigan in May – the final straw that led to the end of Mancini’s turbulent but trophyladen three-year reign.
Kompany insists the squad are united in their bid to right the wrongs of last season, where they finished a distant 11 points behind United’s title juggernaut that sent Sir Alex Ferguson into retirement in style.
The Belgian defender said: “It’s an important year for everyone. We have a lot to put right after last season.
“It’s important now to try to improve on the last campaign.
“Our objective this year is to win things and to play well together.
“We all know that we have to be very strong as a team and bond with each other.”
Respected Chilean tactician Pellegrini, 59, has made an immediate impact after his summer move from Malaga.
Kompany has been impressed as the new man in charge lays down his ground rules.
“His approach with the team has been really good,” said Kompany.
“Whatever the new boss brings in, we must try to make it our own as quick as possible.”
CITY UNITED: Kompany is impressed by new boss Pellegrini