City's rival, Manchester United, takes on Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday, but UEFA, European soccer's governing body, said it doesn't believe that the match is the target of any attacks. "But, to achieve the next step, although the gap is shorter, it is more hard".
While the messages of support and solidarity rained in, two footballers with local ties to the city chose to go one step further, with Man City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure both donating sizeable sums of money to the relief effort. That's not quite what City fans were hoping to achieve coming into the season, but having that spot locked up now is a lot better than having to go through a playoff or not even having that much for next year.
City finished third in the Premier League, which means that they have a guaranteed spot in the Champions League group stage next season. Give him a more stable and reliable platform to work from, and great things could happen. My season was dead and buried but when you play for a big club, every minute is worth fighting for.
"What I do have is I trust myself, and I know that I can come back".
"In terms of how many times Man City have been in Europe, we can not compare against Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea".
"This is now the seventh year in a row we are in Europe", he said. "And if it's not possible to improve, to try to find out why and make changes". "But today we had absolutely no defenders, I would like to see which team could do better", he said.
At his best Kompany is still capable of being a formidable presence at the heart of the defence - he completed 88% of his attempted passes in the Premier League this season, while he averaged six defensive actions per game and won 66% of the headed duels that he contested.
"I'm experienced enough to know you cannot have 20,000 people on your side". I know that I can reach the level that I had before.