Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has hailed the club’s incredible achievement of qualifying from the Champions League group stages with two games left to spare following their 3-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday, Mirror reports.
The Citizens have been constantly maligned in the media for their poor performances in Europe’s top tier competition, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men proved them wrong by securing progress from the ‘Group of Death’ despite losing their opening fixture at home to Juventus.
And Kompany was ecstatic with the result, praising his side’s performance as the best of the British.
“It’s a difficult group and so for us to qualify with two games spare is an incredible achievement,” said the City skipper.
“It was probably our best performance in the Champions League so far.
“If I can take one thing from this game, the biggest thing is we weren’t naive, we were solid. We have to adapt our style, but we played in a British way.
“You hear that English football is bad, but we brought the best of British tonight.”
The Belgium international went on to commend star goalkeeper Joe Hart, who made up for his error against Norwich City which almost cost the Sky Blues the game during the weekend.
“Harty is a phenomenal goalkeeper, we’re lucky to have him,” he added. “Our game plan was perfect.”
City will now shift their focus to the Premier League, where they also sit top of the table but tied on points with second placed Arsenal ahead of a trip to struggling Aston Villa.