Vincent Kompany has said he is proud of everyone at Manchester City after they clinched the Premier League title with five games remaining.
“It’s the same feeling as the first time, you can’t describe it,” Kompany said.
“I was talking before the game and saying the first time you win it, you think you’re going to win all of them. The first time you lose it you never think you’re going to win it again.
“You want to hold onto this feeling now. It’s amazing, it’s such a difficult achievement. I’m proud of everyone involved.”
It’s the first time that he hasn’t won the title on the final game of the season after their successes in 2012 and 2014 and now wants to see if they are capable of defending their crown for the first time.
“You can’t take it for granted,” Kompany said. “It’s gone before you know it. I’ve been lucky to win three. I kind of want to see how the reaction will be because I’ve never retained a title. I want to see if this team has got it to carry on and be more successful.
“It differs because we were consistent the whole season, that level expected of us. Previously we’ve nearly thrown it away and come back with character.”
Kompany also praised the impact of Guardiola after the Spaniard claimed his first league title in England after winning three in Spain with Barcelona and three in Germany with Bayern Munich.
“I noticed within the first month that if I’d met him at 18 or 20 [years old] then I would’ve been the perfect player for him,” Kompany said.
“Any player under him has had success because of him and how they’ve improved as individuals.
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