This season seems to be known more for the Champions League than any other domestic league played worldwide especially English premier league which is a new and welcoming trend. If we look at the headlines of last few days, almost every league side, who has qualified for the UEFA event, is showing its strong believe that they will perform well on the European tour while recently these sides have been known for their dire addition for the English topflight only. This is actually good for the betterment of the game where focus has shifted from EPL to the European tourney which makes CL league even more demanding among every European side including premier league clubs. After Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea it is time for the league champions Manchester City to claim European tourney, in fact, they are little more confident to do better in UEFA campaign than their English colleagues thanks to their last year show in the English season where they remained almost unbeatable till the end.
City captain Vincent Kompany believes it is the right time for them to compete with best European sides in UEFA platform as they have been qualifying for the event since last four seasons. The 28-year-old defender is way too optimistic to perform well in the tour opener with German giant Bayern Munich in Group E at the Allianz Arena. Recalling their dominance in the premier league where they won two of the last three titles, Kompany did not miss event a single moment to highlight his players and why they should be taken seriously by the European giants. He said in the news conference, “Every single time you come here is an opportunity to prove yourself. We now take it as a challenge against one of the top three clubs in the world. It is one of hardest places to come to. It’s time to start making these games close and making up the gap between ourselves and the other top clubs.”
“You start a season at Manchester City nowadays and it’s not acceptable not to put all the trophies on your ambitions list. It’s a case of me and all the players looking at all the trophies and thinking we have to go until the very end of the season. I mean, the club is asking us to win now, so that’s one thing. We have come so far in the last four years, we have been successful, but you always want to take it a step further.
“Let’s take it in context — we are not favourites by any means for this competition but we would like to compete and challenge.”