Pep Guardiola has reacted to the news that Vincent Kompany will leave City and join Anderlecht, his hometown team.
“His spirit has been incredible; he was so important for us in the final weeks of this season,” said a coach who guided City to an unprecedented domestic treble in 2018-19.
”It will be so difficult to replace Vinnie. Everyone has their strengths, but Vincent is special. We will miss him. I will miss him a lot.”
“But since Sheikh Mansour took over and Khaldoon became chairman, so came a new era of players who helped change this club’s destiny.
”Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva - they are incredible players who helped this club take a huge step forward.
”Vincent helped this club achieve so much before I came and when I arrived here.
”We tried to do it together along with all the other people to try and maintain that position and create new history.”
”Of course, I wish him the very best in the next stage of his life, but he is an incredible part of this football club and will remain so forever.”
The Belgian legend has certainly made a massive impact at the club and now as he heads for the exit, he will be done after a marvelous domestic campaign.
One that saw him score probably his best goal in City shirt just last week. Adding the four trophies acquired this season and Kompany will be remembered as an all time City great.
Best of wishes Mr. Kompany!