Kompany: No more slip-ups
- 04 March 2016 07:48
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
City skipper Vincent Kompany says the Blues can’t afford anymore slip-ups this season.
With all the teams above dropping points in midweek, City missed a fantastic opportunity to get back in the thick of the title race.
Now the Belgian says enough is enough.
He told the Daily Mail: 'It is an awkward season - good for the fans but you can't predict anything can you? If there is one guarantee for this season it is nothing is sure.'
'If you look at this result it could have been worse, although we are not happy with the result or the performance.
'But at the same time it is a tough place for us to come. We are not going to draw too many conclusions from this game.
'We will see what is happening at the weekend; Arsenal and Spurs are playing against each other, we are at home to Aston Villa.
'We need to get the three points and maybe Leicester will drop some points.'
On the transfer front, the Blues are tipped to challenge Liverpool for the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan.
Turkish Football.com write: “The Daily Mail claim that Gundogan is keen on the idea of playing under Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.
“The report goes onto state that Gundogan turned down Dortmund’s offers of a contract extension and has one year remaining.
“The 25-year-old came close to leaving the Bundesliga giants last summer but instead signed a one-year extension.
“Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also ‘keen‘ to sign Gundogan according to the Daily Star. The 25-year-old has six assists and three goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund this season.
“Gundogan’s career began at Nuremberg before moving to Dortmund for £4m in 2011.”
With the unpredictable title race continuing to baffle fans and pundits alike, Sky Sports have asked their resident experts to, erm, predict how this year’s Premier League will eventually pan out.
Only former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas believes the Blues will end at the top of the pile, writing: “I don't think we've ever been in such a situation where we genuinely admit we just don't know what to predict. It's a remarkable situation.
“I've stuck with Arsenal for the whole season and this is the first time I've had real doubts. They are in a mini-crisis right now and lacking the leadership to drag them out of it.
“I give City the poor excuse of being tired from the Capital One Cup triumph but I think they'll regroup now and get their act together. They're still in this title race and are a massive price at 6/1 for me.”
More gossip, rumour and opinion tomorrow…