Vincent Kompany keen to avoid FA Cup heartache

DF Vincent Kompany Vincent Kompany feels Wigan will provide stiff opposition for Manchester City in the FA Cup final but is confident of success.

The Belgian international admits his side is bitterly disappointed to have failed in their Premier League title defence and concedes that City’s season will be considered a failure if they do not at least secure the FA Cup.

“Having tasted success we obviously wanted to win the title again this year, but there are five or six clubs who started the season wanting to win the title as well and it’s not always possible,” he told the club’s official website.

“But our season also depends on our result in the [FA] Cup final and we shouldn’t forget that.”

City secured a 1-0 win over Wigan earlier this month and Kompany insists he and his team-mates know exactly what to expect when they face the Latics at Wembley next month.

Kompany is aware that City are viewed as the favourites ahead of the final but insists they cannot afford to underestimate a Wigan side who are still scrapping for Premier League survival.

He added: “Wigan play good football , their coach is Spanish, and they play in a system which is unique in the Premier League.

“They play 3-5-2, which means you have little time to get organised or get re-organised against a team like that. There’s a risk, but we were woken up when we played them earlier this month and there won’t be a surprise this time.”

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