Herald Sun



THEY may have struck up a rap­port but Manch­ester City cap­tain Vin­cent Kom­pany says friend­ships will be for­got­ten when he faces sis­ter club Mel­bourne City on the Gold Coast to­mor­row.

The clash is a fore­run­ner to City’s In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­ons Cup opener against Roma at the MCG on Tues­day, but cru­cial for a team hun­gry to re­claim the Premier League ti­tle.

Kom­pany said the part­ner­ship with Mel­bourne City had been a suc­cess, but would be put on hold.

“Now we play them but we don’t want to lose out to them,” Kom­pany said.

“We were in Abu Dhabi to­gether. We met all the guys there, they were cool and they’ve got a great set-up there. It’s com­ing to­gether more and more for them.

“Mel­bourne feels the as­so­ci­a­tion with us and we feel it with them. It’s some­thing new but it’s some­thing that’s work­ing for us.

“It’s a good time to play, there’s just un­der a month to go un­til the sea­son so any­thing that isn’t quite work­ing, you’ve got time to put it right.”

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