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Manchester City's Bumpy Road to Perfection

Vincent Kompany has watched things from a distance this season and he sees City on a good path, despite the problems

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To call this an inconsistent season by Manchester City is an understatement. Since Pep Guardiola joined the club in the summer, it has been a roller coaster ride of emotions, amazing results and horrible performances combined with weird coaching decisions and new signings not performing to the level they once showed.

Things have been looking better lately, with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus sparking an exciting sequence of strong games and victories, and it's safe to assume City are slowly finding a system that allows them to play football at a very high level and continue to win games.

Vincent Kompany has unfortunately been able to watch City's season for a distance as he continues to fight through injuries, but the captain has a very interesting take on the Sky Blues inconsistencies so far.

"I think this season has been interesting, very 'learnful'. Obviously you want to be top of the league and with the ambitions we have we want to be competing for everything and winning everything, but it has been very 'learnful' and I think we are somehow on a good track. It just needs to translate into results", Kompany said.

Guardiola wants his teams to play a very complex style of football that takes time to learn, but usually leads to fantastic results, and Kompany reckons this will happen at City — with time.

"We are looking to play the perfect game at the moment, and on the way to playing the perfect game there are a few times where it is not all going your way.

"I am not a person that will feel overly happy when the results aren't there but I won't feel negative about it because I have seen a lot of work in the background, a lot of players trying to take in a new way of playing football and I think with little tweaks here and there we are on the right track as a club and as a team."

Source: Sky Sports

There are still new players to come and a few players to go, but we can't deny that we have seen evolution from Pep's team. The demands and expectations are high, but the quality of the players and the coaching is also through the roof. Once all things are worked out, this team will be really good.