Unconvincing wins over Southampton and QPR have been accompanied with a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, but Roberto Mancini’s side have not shown the ominous form that they displayed at the start of last season.
Despite this, the Belgian centre-half has stated that he feels his team will improve and that the start is more positive than the media are making out.
“What’s missing? Two points out of nine, that’s all,” Kompany is quoted as saying in The Telegraph.
“I’m leaving for the internationals now and if I had to leave one message for the team it would be, ‘Well done guys, we’ve battled hard, we’ve shown how strong we are’.
“If we are able to get results playing what people say might not be our best, then what will happen when we do? The best is yet to come,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, City assistant coach David Platt has stated that the summer signings of the likes of Javi Garcia and Scott Sinclair will aid competition for places at the Etihad Stadium.
“You look at it now, whichever 11 you pick is strong. We’ve got different characteristics that have come in,” said Platt.
“Javi Garcia is a very tactical midfield player who can sit there if we want to play with a three, bolster things there, release Yaya further up the pitch.
“Scott Sinclair will give us another alternative as well, somebody who hugs the touchline, who looks to get in behind people, a little bit of pace. We’ve got the alternatives, we’ve just got to make sure we pick the right teams and improve,” he concluded.
Manchester City travel to take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium in their next fixture after the international break.
By Gareth McKnight