Chelsea fell into every trap we set them, says Kompany

Chelsea fell into every trap we set them, says Kompany

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has revealed, that he has never been so prepared for a match as for the Sunday’s clash against Chelsea.

Kompany has praised Manuel Pellegrini for the excellent tactical team preparation in the match against the Blues:

‘I have never felt as prepared for a game as I did for this one,”

“You could see it – we were setting traps all over the pitch and it planned out perfectly for them.That may be the advantage of only playing one match a week at the moment. If I have to give credit to the team for one thing, it was the way we prepared. There was not one thing Chelsea threw at us that we didn’t know about.”

“Two years ago we had a game against Chelsea where they completely dominated us. They only won 1-0 [at the Etihad in February 2014] but probably deserved more. Ever since we have had good games against them, even though we didn’t win last year – we have adapted really well. We probably over-committed less today, but made just as many chances and looked more stable defensively – it was a top performance.”

Manchester City have started the new season very well, but Kompany, warns against excessive optimism:

“Let’s not get carried away. It’s only two games and there are many to play,”

“It’s great we have done what we have so far, but as much as my performances can influence the team, the team influences the performances of every individual as well and all of us enjoyed it.”

He also joked about being City’s top scorer so far :

“I don’t expect it to go on for too long, but I am probably more happy about the two clean sheets. If I am top-scorer for too long, we are in massive trouble,”

“I want Sergio [Agüero] to catch up quickly and go on to be top-scorer in the Premier League again.”