Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City are getting support from rival fans of Manchester United ahead of their upcoming Champions League quarter-final clash with Liverpool.
United and Liverpool are known for their animosity towards each other, and while there is no love lost between the red and blue sides of Manchester, it perhaps hasn’t quite reached the same level of hostility yet.
And the City club captain believes that some reds may quietly be pulling for City to eliminate the 5-time European champions who often brag about their superior record in Europe’s most coveted competition to United.
For the moment though, Kompany believes the Manchester derby, not the Champions League clash, is the talk of Mancunian football fans.
“It is the only thing people talk about in Manchester right now,” Kompany told Sky Sports. “The Champions League is obviously massive, somehow I feel like we do get a little bit of support from the United fans for that fixture [against Liverpool].
“But other than that the game against United is the biggest thing to talk about but we still have to play Everton.”
Vinny also stressed the importance of having a ‘positive vibe’ and carrying the form into next season. Recent Premier League champions have failed to effectively follow up on their successes, something Pep Guardiola will be conscious of – as Kompany certainly is.
“You need that positive vibe to finish the season strongly, carry on playing at the same level but then as well going into the next season and feeling that you still have that mojo.
“You can easily lose it even if you’re champions. It is a big 11 days when it comes to the bigger picture.”
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