Spurs still the main threat for Vinnie
- 05 April 2010 08:53
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
Vincent Kompany is still very wary of the threat from Spurs despite City leapfrogging the north London side into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League table.
City's emphatic win over Burnley and Spurs' defeat at Sunderland put the Blues back in pole position for the Champions League, but Vincent, who scored his second goal of the season at Turf Moor, is taking nothing for granted.
"We definitely have options," he declares, "but Spurs have a big squad as well. I have a lot of respect for them, and I know they are strong. But it would be wrong for to say that the fact we have a bit more experience would make the difference.
I think we are in a comfortable position, but looking at the games to come they could be the perfect games for us because they are all direct opponents of ours.
Vinnie on the run-in
The Belgian, who turns 24 next Saturday, thinks City's decent record against teams around them in the table will be a big factor in their favour as the season builds up to an exciting climax.
"That's why it was important to get the result at Burnley," he adds, "and the one against Wigan last week. It's even more important to get the result against Birmingham, if we do it then I think those four games will be enjoyable for the neutrals as well as our fans.
"I think that Spurs and Villa at home will be the games that decide what happens, but we don't want to Liverpool to get too close so we need to win that Birmingham game. Until we do, the end of the season seems far away."
Looking back at Saturday's win and the part played by the torrential rain after half time, Vincent states that the way the pitch played was not as bad as it looked.
"It was playable, it made it a bit of a battle and it was like a different game. If it had not rained, if the pitch was in the same condition it would have been easier for us to play our counterattacks given that Burnley were trying for a goal. But 6-1 is a good result, and no-one's going to complain about it."