Skipper wants to draw a line under last season’s disappointment.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has urged his teammates to push on from the disappointment of last season and start a fresh under new boss Manuel Pellegrini, the Daily Mail reports.
City’s season came apart under Roberto Mancini last season with internal rifts threatening to tear the dressing room in half. The former Inter boss didn’t exactly help himself either as the likes Kompany, Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Mario Balotelli all came in for some heavy public criticism at one point or another.
The club surrendered the title back to Manchester United and lost the FA Cup to Wigan Athletic, but now the Belgian international is hoping that they can put the bad times behind them and focus their energy on reclaiming their place at the top of the tree.
“I think all of us have done some preparation work during the holidays though because the guys look very sharp after a long break, so that’s great,” he said.
“It was also nice to start work with the new manager and I think his approach with the team today was really good.
“It’s important now to try and improve on the last campaign and make sure that whatever the new manager brings in, that we try and make it our own as quick as possible.
“We’re at a big club, so the only goal we can have is to win trophies. There’s about six or seven clubs in England alone in this situation, so it will be very competitive.
“Our objective this year is to win things and to play well together. We all know that we have to be very strong as a team and bond with each other.
“It’s an important year for everyone; we have a lot to put right after last season and internationally it’s a World Cup year, so there are so many reasons to perform well.
“We’ve got the squad to do that, but a lot of hard work needs to be done first.”