Vincent Kompany has given an insight into how fierce Manchester City training sessions have become as they bid for glory on three fronts.
Not that the Belgium international is complaining about what goes on behind the scenes at their Carrington complex. In fact Kompany says it is an indication of how much the players want success with City aiming for a Champions League place as well as winning the Europa League.
"We have a very competitive squad. We may not yet be at the level of clubs who have won things for so many years but we are getting there. Our ambition is the same as theirs," he said.
"If you look in training, a defeat in training can lead to a very dramatic scene where people are very angry at each other.
"I believe with this mentality we have now and the longer we are together we will be able to achieve great things. We will enjoy it as well as we enjoy being around each other."
Kompany insists there will be no complacency when City take on Notts County at Meadow Lane in the FA Cup on Sunday.
County, managed by former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince, disposed of Sunderland in the third round - and in the top flight's side own backyard as well.
City for their part needed a replay before getting past Championship side Leicester.
Those two games gave Kompany an indication of how tough matches can be against lower league opposition.
"We have seen what has happened in this competition so far. They have gone to Sunderland and won there," he told www.mcfc.co.uk "We have to adapt. We have to make sure we are not influenced by their game. We want to play our game. If we don't we will be in trouble."
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