History man Kompany only looking forward
- 09 July 2012 15:06
- Posted by Chris Bailey
Vincent Kompany believes that people will still be mentioning the Blues’ Premier League title win in 100 years’ time.
However, the City captain would be quite happy if he no one talked to him about it for the next few weeks.
The Belgian international is one of the proudest men on planet football but he admits that he just wants to move on and focus on the future.
And he sees the pre-season training camp as the perfect place to do just that.
“Our title win was amazing and one of the best feelings ever for us and the fans. That last game against QPR will be a very special part of City’s history for the next 50 or 100 years but now is the time to look forward,” he urged.
“I just want to move on. I have travelled a lot this summer all over the world and our story has been a big story everywhere. It made a huge impact. I met a lot of people in a lot of different countries and they have all got their reminders of the moment we won the league and how they experienced it in some way.
“We have laid the foundations and now we want to win more. If we do that then we can be one of the most successful clubs for a long time to come and that is the aim.
“I can’t wait to get started again. I am really excited about the season ahead.”
Kompany is leading a young squad in Austria as the Euro 2012 players take a mandatory holiday before filtering back into the party.
“There is a good mix of players here and pre-season is always hard work but exciting. It is a really important part of the year and usually if you have a good pre-season then you can carry that into the campaign,” he said.
“It is a great time for young players to make a mark and push their claims. They are here with the first team and they are part of the squad. It is a great learning experience for them and a chance to do well and stake a claim.”
City travel from Austria to China and Malaysia and then take in Germany (with one more match to be announced) before alighting at Villa Park for the Community Shield clash with Chelsea.
Then the Blues await the arrival of Southampton at the Etihad Stadium for the curtain raiser as champions.