Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has vowed his team will put up a better show next season after failing to build on their success this term.
Roberto Mancini’s troops secured their maiden Premier League title last year in a thrilling manner, firing two stoppage-time goals on the final day to wrestle the trophy away from neighbours Manchester United.
However, all the talk of the Citizens going on a title-winning spree and shifting the balance of power in Manchester to the blue side proved to be short-lived. City have struggled to compete with the Red Devils this term, currently trailing United by an enormous 15-point margin.
And although the Etihad Stadium outfit are set to square off with United next month – a fixture which proved to be the season decider in the previous season – it will prove to be nothing more than an inconsequential tie between the two heavyweights of England in the context of the title.
Nonetheless, Kompany has revealed that his side have learnt from their mistakes and are ready to have another crack next term.
The 26-year-old also said that their prime focus for now was to make sure they don’t end up trophy-less by winning the FA Cup.
“You always want to go for the titles and you always want to go for the top," the Belgium international told Sky Sports. “We still have a good run in the FA Cup, but ultimately in football you have to have a winner and a loser, so I think we will learn from what happened there and we'll grow stronger again."
Kompany recently made a return from injury and is currently busy with international commitments.
And the defender admitted he was left frustrated at being sidelined from the team, but vowed to make a strong comeback.
“Yes it's frustrating but it's something you have to deal with as a professional football player," he added. “I've been through a lot worse than this, so for me it was just a case of working really hard and making sure that I was able to be there for the team again.
"My only ambition was to make myself available again to the manager of the national team and the manager of Manchester City. I've worked really hard. I just want to perform really quickly and really well."
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