Vincent Kompany recently shared his thoughts on Anderlecht and his belief that the team is more than capable of winning the Belgian title.
When Vincent Kompany expresses his stance on a football matter, we tend to give him the benefit of the doubt. That said, Kompany recently opened up on the subject of Anderlecht, showing hopefulness and faith for the team. Even more, he went on to state the team would go as far in the Belgian league next season as to win the championship.
In the past season, Anderlecht faced a critical and painstaking season, which is why the time for ‘rebuilding’ is more than necessary.
“In one season we have to get better than five other teams,” Kompany said during a conference.
“But I am convinced that with a few changes we will succeed.”
Statistically, Anderlecht is the leader in home championships won, which come to a total of 34 times. Still, the past season was an eye-opener for the club, as they, too, realized the football pit can swallow just about anyone.
“I do not want to choose between playing nice football or becoming champions- I want both.
“I know that I put so much pressure on myself. Let’s be very clear, I didn’t come here to be second,” Kompany said, as per BBC.
Kompany himself has made a heartbreaking departure following the end of the season, leaving Manchester City after 11 years. His farewell was spectacular, to say the least, as the center-back basically led City to win the home title.
When it comes to praise, Kompany didn’t shy away from giving Pep Guardiola some as well.
“It was like being at university every day,” he said. “He explained everything with such clarity and I learned an enormous amount from him.”
“I am no Guardiola by any means. But I think I was a good student.”