The current Barclays Premier League leaders have been in fine form at the start of the season, having won all five games without conceding and face defending Serie A champions Juventus on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium on match-day one in Europe.
City are yet to establish themselves in club football’s elite competition and were knocked out at the last-16 stage at the hands of eventual winners Barcelona in the previous campaign.
In a bid to go further this year, manager Manuel Pellegrini bolstered his squad significantly during the summer transfer window with the signings of Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne among others and Kompany has revealed he and his teammates are hungry for success in Europe:
“There is nobody who left the Champions League satisfied last year,” the Belgian international said [via talkSPORT].
“Okay, we came against the best team in the world in Barcelona, and I guess that made it a little bit easier to understand, but that is not what we want.
“We don’t want to go out to the strongest teams but to compete with them and at least beat them on a regular basis.”
“Everything has been so bright and so good so far but, as people have been saying for the last three or four years, as long as we don’t perform and show our quality in the Champions League, as we have in the Premier League, there will always be something left behind that leaves us unsatisfied.”
“It is a really important game for us. We have been looking forward to the start of the competition since the disappointing game in Barcelona. Tomorrow is a game everyone is going to be up for,” Kompany stressed.
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