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Kompany targets City domination

ESPN staff
May 9, 2014
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hopes securing a second Premier League title will springboard the club to even more silverware.

City only need a point against West Ham on Sunday and they will be crowned champions for the second time in three seasons. Kompany has more trophies in his sights and wants the club's success to continue.

"This is what I wanted. It feels like an achievement - a huge achievement," Kompany told FourFourTwo. "When I started at City I would never have thought we would have all those trophies by now, but now I have won the first ones I just want this to carry on.

"The rate in which we win trophies - I want this to increase. For me, it's still a long-term project. If we win the league, it's just another building block for the future.

"We've got that first time out of the way, it feels like the path is more clear. It's still difficult - we are favourites and the pressure is different now - but it's more like you know where you are going and you know what you need to do."

Kompany has been at City for six years, having signed for them in 2008. During his first full season, City finished 10th in the Premier League and 40 points behind eventual champions and fierce rivals Manchester United.

However, the tables have since turned and City currently sit 20 points ahead of their rivals - a sight Kompany has long desired since he joined from Hamburg.

"I've been in Manchester for six years; I can tell you the derby is one of the games I look forward to most," Kompany said.

"When I first came here, if we were beaten 2-0 we'd look at it and say 'Yeah, we had a good 20 minutes there, we did OK.'

"Now I look at the last three or four years and the way it's turned, and for someone like me who has grown into the Manchester culture it's great. It means a lot to me."

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