Vincent Kompany says the 2018/19 title win is his most satisfying as City captain.
The Belgian celebrated his fourth Premier League crown after a 4-1 win over Brighton secured the crown, one point ahead of Liverpool.
Kompany says of all the successes under his leadership, this was the best…
“It was the hardest and most satisfying Premier League title win ever,” smiled Kompany.
“Liverpool were exceptional this year and I don’t mean to rub it in – it is what it is – they didn’t deserve to be second this year, but it only makes me that much more happy that we’ve been up against such a good team and when our backs were against the wall we kept finding the results.
“We won at the Etihad against Liverpool and I think that made the difference and once we got our noses in front, we were able to stay in front – I’m so happy for myself, the team and our fans.”
Kompany said the players knew they had to focus on their own task and disregard what was happening – or appeared to be happening – elsewhere.
“I wasn’t aware,” he said. “I did hear the Brighton fans singing ‘1-0 to the Liverpool’ and then we fell behind, but we’ve done it before, and we stayed calm.
“We were finding the gaps and the space and though the pitch was slow, we felt we did everything we needed to do and were magnificent.
“This title is a combination of the staff, the group of players we have and the desire we have to over-achieve and it’s hard to over-achieve with a team as good as we have.
“It wasn’t just the way we won – we had so many clean sheets on the run-in – it was ridiculous – and won our last 14 games.
“I’m so proud of the guys because when we had to dig deep and defend and win 1-0, we did it again and again.
“We’re looking forward to the FA Cup final now – what we are doing is unprecedented – and we are just thinking about the game against Watford, now.”