Manchester City may be at the top of the Premier League table by eight points, but Vincent Kompany knows it’s not something they can take for granted this early in the season.
City have 18 successive wins under their hat after their latest 2-1 victory over Huddersfield on Wednesday evening, records tumbling and new milestones being set seemingly every game, but they still have 25 games to play.
Kompany has suffered a spate of injuries in recent years and since joining City in 2008, has been sidelined for more than 900 days. After initially missing the start to the new season through a calf injury, the Manchester City captain has returned to Pep Guardiola’s side with speed.
The 31-year-old told Sky Sports News that his mindset is ‘stronger than anybody out there,’ but that health can not be taken for granted and neither can winning silverware.
“I believe that in every game we play we have a chance to win. After that, I have my past experience, I’ve been able to be part of a team that was unbeaten until the end of December, that was good going, and that was difficult,” Kompany said.
“The best thing is to not think about it. Maybe in the last three or four games if we get near, I will happy to talk about it, but right now it doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t make any sense to talk about winning the league yet, it’s just about winning the next game.
“And no [records don’t mean anything]. All these records are a diversion of what the ultimate goal is, we need to win silverware, that’s it. Of course we want to prove we are able to take anyone on, but if you ask me it’s irrelevant, it’s all about silverware, and that’s not before May, so at the moment, just win the next game.”
City next play West Ham on Sunday and Betfair are offering a whopping 28/1 on David Moyes going to the Etihad and getting a result on Sunday, with Guardiola’s charges being backed at 1/8 and the draw at 11/1