Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is adamant he has not been affected by the criticism which has come his way this season.

Although they are just one point off top spot in the Barclays Premier League, City have been particularly disappointing in the Champions League and face a fight to qualify for the knockout stages. That has led to some cutting analysis from outside the club, and Kompany, outstanding at the heart of City's defence in the last campaign, has also found his form the subject of scrutiny.

But the Belgian said: "Personally, I don't ever get affected by it. I just keep living the life and keep working really hard. If one day goes a little bit less than another, I know I have at least done my best."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: