Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has insisted that the he isn’t paying any attention to the criticism that has come his way in recent months, mainly because it is “predictable”, according to the Mirror.
The Belgian defender has been a shadow of his previously formidable best, but accepted that his Man City must perform better as the champions look set to loose their crown and end the season trophy-less.
There has been many commentaries regarding Kompany’s lack of mobility as he seems more lethargic since his latest knee injury and the performance against Arsenal in December was the start of a bad period for the Belgian.
“It’s nothing. I’m not the only player in this City side who is going through it,” Kompany told the press whilst on international duty (via the Mirror).
“It does not bother me. I laugh about it, because it is predictable.
“If we win the next ten games, I’m suddenly the fastest and best defender in the world again. It’s that simple. I’ve been playing long enough to understand that.”
It maybe slightly unfair to pinpoint Kompany’s drop in form over the past few months when many Man City players have gone off the boil, but as club captain, it’s a burden he must accept.
What is more alarming however, is Man City’s failure to defend a title following their last two Premier League successes. It seems as though the squad is only able to regain the trophy and not retain it.