Kompany: City in great shape
Vincent Kompany is looking forward to the start of a new season and says Manchester City are in the best possible shape.
City saw the Premier League crown snatched from their grasp in 2012/13 by arch-rivals Manchester United, and were left empty-handed on the trophy front after losing the FA Cup final to Wigan Athletic.
Returning to the summit of English football and righting the wrongs of last season is the target for a new-look City side, under a new boss in Manuel Pellegrini, and Kompany is convinced they can challenge on multiple fronts.
The Blues skipper told Sky Sports News: "It puts a smile on my face because there is nothing better than to know you are going to be competing for some of the most wanted prizes in the world, and we have the team to do it."
Kompany insists City could not be better prepared for the start of the 2013/14 campaign, with plenty of attention having been focused on the building of fitness levels.
He added: "It was probably the hardest pre-season I've had in my career. It was quite exhausting, but really, really good.
"I hope we will take all of the work we have done, take it into the season and use it to make us stronger.
"It has been a problem for English teams, and ourselves definitely, coping with the Champions League, the Premier League and all of the other competitions. We have changed our approach a little bit, so we will see at the end of the season."