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Kompany: We need strong finish

Captain Vincent Kompany says a strong finish to the current campaign will set Manchester City up nicely for next season.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 07:52 Post Comment

Vincent Kompany: We need a strong finish

Vincent Kompany: We need a strong finish

Kompany, back in the team after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a calf injury, concedes retaining their title looks unlikely with Manchester United so far ahead.

But the centre-back points to their fine end to the 2010-11 season as one of the reasons they clinched the title last year.

"I feel there is still a lot to look forward to," he said. "Whichever way we finish this season might set us up for the next one.

"I always remember the way we finished the season before last. We ended on equal points with Chelsea, which was a massive boost, secured a place in the Champions League and also won the FA Cup.

"The year after that we went on to win the title. The end of one season has an impact on how you start the next one."

Kompany's two-month absence has coincided with United pulling away from City at the top of the league.

But the Belgian said he could not afford to rush his return to the line-up.

"Last season, when we were going towards the title, I didn't have enough time to do the real rehabilitation," he said.

"Usually it takes three or four weeks. We took four or five days. Eventually it catches up with you.

"Now I have taken the right amount of time and I have put in the right amount of work as well. If anything I feel really strong now."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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