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Kompany sets sights on bigger prize

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Manchester City centre back Vincent Kompany has set the club's sights on winning the Barclays Premier League this season.

The Citizens lost a two-goal lead to arch-rivals Manchester United in the FA Community Shield on Sunday, a potentially demoralising defeat for players and fans alike at Wembley as a Nani double gave the champions victory.

However, Kompany instantly took the positives from the defeat, and is focused on getting three points from Monday night's clash against Barclays Premier League newcomers Swansea City.

"If anything it’s good that we have another 90 minutes in our legs. It wasn’t our best performance but next week on Monday is going to be the big one," the stand-in skipper told Talksport.

"It would have been nice to win it, obviously, but the fact that we didn’t win it is not going to change anything about how we work toward the Swansea game.


 

"We didn't really play well and we were still in the game."

The performance has led several pundits to question the trophy credentials of Roberto Mancini's side, who will be looking to add to last season's FA Cup ahead of their debut campaign in the Champions League.

Kompany has played down the concerns though, and insists City will be ready for the challenges that lie ahead in the coming campaign.

"We're a strong team and we're an organised team. We might not have been today but it will be no problem for the future," said Kompany.

"It was close. We’ve got a lot of potential so come the league, come the Champions League, come the FA Cup we’ll be ready for it, there’s no doubt about it."

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