Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has rubbished talk of a crisis at the club and has backed Roberto Mancini to keep City going in the right direction.

The Belgian defender was handed the captaincy this summer following Carlos Tevez's insistence to leave the club.

The recent disciplinary case involving the striker has left a cloud hanging over the Etihad Stadium, with incidents involving Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli also contributing to the unrest.

But Kompany said: “A problem with discipline? No chance.

"We are a good club. We have got strong personalities but nine times out of 10, strong personalities do exactly what is right for the team.

 

“It is easy for me to talk about Mancini," he added. "Just look at our results. He is someone who focuses on small details, he is a perfectionist. That is one of the details we have in common.

“He always wants it to be better. Even when you win, he will look back at the performance and think we could have done it better.

“People talk about Mancini’s style but I would just say there are managers with so many different styles who have been successful over the years.

“No one can tell me that Mourinho is the same style as Ferguson but that doesn’t make one of them a lesser manager. We can argue about styles but in the end the results speak for themselves."

After securing the club's first trophy for 34 years by winning the FA Cup, and starting their domestic season in impressive fashion, Kompany feels the club are answering their critics.

“The reality is that City didn’t win anything for 34 years and that is gone now.

"The reality is that we finished joint second with Chelsea last season, we had the best defence in the league and now we are in the Champions League, we are going places, you know.”

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