We have 90 minutes to show Spurs our identity – Kompany.
Manchester City star, Vincent Kompany believes his team has what it takes to turn a 1-0 deficit around when they welcome Tottenham in their second leg tie of the Champions League quarter-finals.
City, who last season won the Carabao Cup and went on to claim the Premier League title after accumulating an unbeatable 100 points in the run,have already secured the Carabao Cup this season heading further to a historic Quadruple with,FA Cup, Premier League and Champions in their sights
Kevin De Bruyne, the club’s player of the year last term, have missed much of the campaign with various injuries, and Benjamin Mendy’s knee troubles keeping him out for over four months.
But Kompany says, that should be no surprise, however, as Guardiola has ensured his players are capable of stepping into the team and making a telling contribution whenever needed.
”I’m still amazed that people somehow misjudge our squad and still think it’s around individuals,” he told Goal and DAZN.
”If you look back 18 months ago when we did some of the performances that have ever been done in the Premier League, and if you can name me one player who stood out the whole year, it’s impossible.
”We stood out for a couple of weeks, months, whatever, but ultimately it’s a machine, and it’s the machine that’s brought us so far.
”He knows that whenever he needs anyone in the team he can just rotate the positions and based on form or whatever he usually doesn’t see a drop. That’s the strength of this team.”
Guardiola’s side will have to use that strength over the next seven days to overcome a 1-0 deficit in their first-leg against Tottenham, before facing the same opposition in the league on Saturday and United a week later.
”You need to embrace it, that’s the only way I can look at this run of fixtures and make any sense out of it,” he added.
”You need to embrace it. You look at the run of games and think ‘difficult’ but if you look at every single game and break it down individually, I see opportunities.
”I’m sure it’ll transpire to the team and I’m sure that’s how we will approach these games.
”We have 90 minutes still to just prove everything we are, who we are and how we want to be remembered,” the Belgian continued.
”After the game it’s difficult sometimes to have the exact perspective when you’ve just finished the game and you feel as if the result and everything that happened within the game is the be-all-and-end-all, but now looking at it… God it’s a night of opportunities on Wednesday, I only see opportunities.
”I don’t see any reason to not embrace whatever the situation is that lies ahead,Kompany said.