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Report: Kompany already under pressure at Anderlecht

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The former Manchester City captain is having a torrid time as a player and a manager.

According to The Mirror, Vincent Kompany is under pressure. Not only for the team’s terrible start to the season but also his attitude.

The Belgian side has only managed a meager two points out of a possible twelve, so far this season.

Anderlecht are currently 13th in the league. There are only 16 teams in the league, with the bottom team getting relegated.

While it is a little premature to be talking about the likes of relegation. This is a team that usually challenges at the top of the table. Thye finished fourth last season.

They have, in fact, yet to record a win under Kompany. There four games o far consist of two losses and two draws.

There is already talk of local sports reporters and fans turning on the City legend.

It is not only the results that have drawn criticism. His man-management skills have been called into question too.

Local pundit Marc Degryse told the Mirror”


“Kompany is only human, besides being a good footballer – but I feel he thinks he is God.”

“In the coming international break, a coach would normally have two weeks to work intensively with his squad.”

“But Kompany will be off with Belgium to play San Marino and Scotland – before having his testimonial game in Manchester.”

“Some people like to be busy, but they can become too preoccupied.”

“Kompany should think about this. There are limits to everything.”

There have been questions asked about why he hasn’t dropped himself. Being at fault for several of the goals conceded.

Degryse continued:

“If another centre-back had made the mistakes he made he’d have been criticised”

“Kompany would have dropped him for the next game.”

“Of course Kompany shouldn’t retire from playing – but he has to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”

“If he is honest as a manager he can’t be happy with himself as a player.”

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – AUGUST 09: Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Head Coach / Player Manager, Vincent Kompany (R) leads his team in one minute applause prior to the Jupiler Pro League match between RSCA or Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on August 09, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)