Captain Vincent Kompany vows to end Manchester City’s unfruitful Champions League campaign on a high, and prove a point.
The Belgian believes if the Premier League winners can take three points against Borussia Dortmund this evening it will spur the side on to success in the Europa League.
The Blues will attempt victory against the Bundesliga side without key players – David Silva, James Milner, Micah Richards and Gael Clichy are injured and Yaya Toure is suspended.
“The only thing we need to do now is concentrate on winning our final group game to prove we can launch ourselves into the Champions League against next year knowing that we ended this campaign on a high,” said Kompany.
“That’s all we can do and then see what comes of it – if that means we qualify for the Eurpoa League then that is another trophy we can try and win.
“First things first though, let’s try and win our final game, if not to prove something to other people, but to ourselves.
“I think everyone in the football world knows City are destined for greatness in the Champions League and if they don’t, they would be ignoring the truth.”
Whatever the outcome of tonight’s game Kompany believes it is only a matter of time before City taste European glory.
“We’ve proved as much in the Premier League and the fans have no reason to doubt that because it will come,” he added.
“There will be a City team that will go far in the Champions League, but you can’t jump into the most difficult competition in the world and win it.
“It takes time and it’s good it’s been so difficult for us because we are learning quickly that you have to be ready for it and hit the ground running.”
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