Kompany going nowhere
- Mon 28 May 2012, 7:48AM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Vincent Kompany has pledged his long-term future to the club, stating "we can't stop with the title, we want to win the Champions League.”
The City skipper will be in action against England at Wembley on Saturday and he took the opportunity to pour water on any notion that his job at the Etihad Stadium is done.
"I'm happy in Manchester. Lots of people want me to talk about moving but what interests me is Manchester City," Kompany told The People.
"The project here is not just a sporting one. It will bring a lot to the city and to the people.
"Is it possible in three to four years? Maybe not, but when I see what's been achieved at the club in the last few years, nothing is impossible."
Kompany cited the Etihad Campus project as evidence that this is the club for him.
"We're going to build a new training centre to bring together the junior and senior players," he said.
"The project is to take the club back to its former glories but people won't see this for perhaps another 10 years. I'm happy to be part of all that.
"It's not a three-year project but rather one for 10, 15, 20 years. It's exciting to think I can be part of taking the club where it wants to go."
There you go, news to gladden the hearts of any Blue.
Elsewhere, Samir Nasri played his part in a dramatic comeback win over Iceland in Valenciennes. The midfielder made some of his trademark scampering runs which unsettled an Iceland team that surrendered a 2-0 half-time lead.
"After eight days of training we all had heavy legs. That, with the heat, weighed against us. But after, we felt better and better," said Nasri after playing for the first hour.
"It was very important to win. We showed character and showed that we were ready physically because we made the difference at the end of the match."
It could be good news for Gael Clichy too, as Patrice Evra was culpable for both Icelandic goals, giving the City full-back a chink of light in his quest to nail down a starting berth in Laurent Blanc’s Les Bleus XI.
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