Vincent Kompany insists his Burnley players will learn from the tough Manchester City defeat
‘My players NOW understand the hard work they must put in’: Vincent Kompany vows to turn Man City’s 6-0 FA Cup hammering into a GOOD thing as he tells Burnley stars they should up the challenge “hug” when trying to seal the ascension
- Vincent Kompany says his Burnley players will learn from their 6-0 defeat
- Burnley are at the top of the Championship but have been beaten by Manchester City
- Kompany did not comment on suggestions if he would eventually manage City
Vinny Kompany has promised to use his sobering return to the Etihad as a useful wake-up call for his Championship leaders.
Kompany, the most successful captain in Manchester City history, was greeted by heroes before kick-off but then saw his team beaten 6-0 and Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick.
“My players now understand the hard work they have to put in,” he said. “We came here 13 points clear at the top of our league and had a good game in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, but it’s important to remember we’re number 21 in English football, not number one .
“The work we have to do is incredible, but we have to embrace it. I’m the championship coach of a championship team. We’ve had such an exciting journey to get better and I’ve saved those moments in my mind to help us.
“If I could play this game ten times in a row, I would do it until we found a way. These games are sometimes much better (to learn from) than any other type.
Kompany admitted he wasn’t at all surprised at the intensity with which his former club reached the semi-finals, despite it being just days after a Champions League game against Leipzig.
Vincent Kompany insists Burnley will learn from their 6-0 defeat by Manchester City
Burnley are at the top of the Championship but suffered a tough defeat by City in the FA Cup
“Many of the City players were my teammates. I knew how they would go about it. I know their way of thinking and the constant pressure to perform. Expectations are very high,” he said.
“I thought we disrupted their flow in the first half but the second half was what they expected. It’s always a place I love to come back to and I was proud to be there with Burnley.”
Kompany declined to comment on suggestions he could replace Pep Guardiola
At 36, Kompany feels it is premature to talk about one day replacing Pep Guardiola at The Etihad.
“I’m not going to stop people from saying what they’re doing, but I’m the manager of a Championship club. I’m so happy to be doing this and it’s the only thing I can focus on.
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