What Guardiola said about replacing ‘special’ Kompany

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Vincent Kompany

Pep Guardiola speaks about replacing ‘special’ Kompany as the captain set to depart City.

Long-serving Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany on Sunday reveled his summer departure after taking a three-year offer from Anderlecht to become their player-manager.

And Guardiola believes it will be a big difficult to find his replacement;

“His spirit has been incredible; he was so important for us in the final weeks of this season,” said a coach who guided City to an unprecedented domestic treble in 2018-19.

“It will be so difficult to replace Vinnie. Everyone has their strengths, but Vincent is special. We will miss him. I will miss him a lot.”

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His standing as a modern-day legend is safely secured, with Guardiola adding on the 33-year-old and the impact he has made in Manchester: “This club is what it is because of some of our great former players like Mike Summerbee, Tony Book, Francis Lee and Colin Bell.

“But since Sheikh Mansour took over and Khaldoon became chairman, so came a new era of players who helped change this club’s destiny.

“Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva – they are incredible players who helped this club take a huge step forward.

“Vincent helped this club achieve so much before I came and when I arrived here.

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“We tried to do it together along with all the other people to try and maintain that position and create new history.”

“Of course, I wish him the very best in the next stage of his life, but he is an incredible part of this football club and will remain so forever,he added.

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