Kompany optimistic about CL
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has revealed that he and his team-mates are going to take one match at a time in the Champions League.
The Premier League champions are currently at the foot of Group D with just one point from three matches, six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
City will host Dutch champions Ajax at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday, but Kompany is not thinking too far ahead.
"Sometimes the way to look at it is not to look at the results," he is quoted as saying in The Manchester Evening News.
"Last season when we were eight points down with six games to go, the change in attitude was that we said to ourselves 'OK, we're not doing it for the points any more, or to win the league, we are doing it for our own pride, because we know we are better than what we have shown for the last couple of weeks'.
"It's the same now. It's not about us winning three games to get through, but about showing to ourselves that we belong there, and then we will see what happens.
"City will be in the Champions League many, many more times and will get their chance but, for now, we have to show that we deserve to be in the Champions League."