Vincent Kompany has revealed that he was about to change his mind after he had decided to leave Man City.
Vincent Kompany moved to Anderlecht after spending eleven years at the Etihad Stadium. Last summer, after letting his contract run out with City, the defender decided to move back to his homeland.
After deciding to part ways with the Sky Blues, Kompany admitted that he started having second thoughts about his decision. He also revealed that David Silva and Sergio Aguero were among the people who tried to change his mind.
“I’d already decided to move to Anderlecht – but it still flashed through my mind.
“One thing is for sure, winning is addictive,” admitted Kompany.
“The biggest compliment I’ve ever had was from David. He tried to convince me not to leave City. Sergio did the same. To have big players like that asking me to stay was absolutely the best thing.
“The wheel of change is powerful, you can’t stop it,” said Kompany.
“You might be able to slow it down a bit — but it took everything I had to keep it at bay. That’s why I decided when I did to get out from under that wheel. That’s how I thought about it.
Jose Mourinho to Vincent Kompany
🗣"When I gave you the title by beating Liverpool you never called me to say thank you" 😂 pic.twitter.com/vEFXVx3GIq
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“It was this ongoing fight to prove myself as being worthy of a place in the City team that led me to my conclusion — ‘I’m going to have to leave.’”