Cape Town - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has warned his teammates
that they need to maintain their killer instinct in the Premier League or risk
Pep Guardiola's charges have opened
a 12-point lead over second-placed Manchester United and have a chance to
extend that advantage to 15 points when they travel to Newcastle United on
Despite the massive gap City have
managed to build, Kompany has reminded the team of 2012 when the Sky Blues came
from eight points behind in the final six games of the season to claim the
"I don’t know if everyone will
remember but it was six games left and we were eight points behind," the
Belgian said, as quoted by the Express.
"So, that’s why I am always the
first guy to come in and say: ‘no guys, we can’t really take the foot off the
"I really don’t want that. We
push, we push, we push and no one has the right to let their performance down,
their guard down.
"It’s the first time we have been
ahead like this. It’s just that thing where you still feel it’s a bit too early
to draw any conclusions. We just must keep it up. It’s the first thing you
"I was saying: when you are on
such a run, you almost want to put it aside straight away and think about the
next one because you know how little it takes to lose that special feeling.
we head towards the game in Newcastle with a happy feeling but with a sense of