Premier League – Kompany makes City strikers claim
Vincent Kompany has warned Manchester City’s Premier League rivals that the club’s free-scoring strikers are hungry for more goals this season.
The City skipper returned from a three-game injury absence to help Pep Guardiola’s side keep another clean sheet on Saturday as they defeated Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to make it 17 successive wins and stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points.
Sergio Aguero took his tally at City to 101 goals with a brace, while Raheem Sterling made it 16 goals for the season in all competitions and Danilo added a late fourth.
Everyone is working hard in training, you can tell, to improve whatever they can to score more goals. That helps the team ultimately.
Ironically, City have also scored 101 goals in 2017 with 60 of those coming in the first half of this season, but Kompany insisted that all of the forwards are keen to keep the goals flowing.
The Belgium international said: “These guys are just hungry for more. ‘Kun’ [Aguero] has always been inclined that way but I think everybody else now up front has a feeling of scoring goals, what it means to be the main man. It is something that doesn’t go away.
“Everyone is working hard in training, you can tell, to improve whatever they can to score more goals. That helps the team ultimately. We are in a good position with a lot of guys that want to do well.”
On the win, Kompany added: “It’s a tremendous result, 4-0, but they had enough of an attacking force to make it difficult for us.
“Even in the second half, when they went two up front, we really had to be careful with the possession of the ball.
“But 17 wins a row, it’s something we want to continue – fight against ourselves really, if we have to, to make sure we are always improving.”
City are 5/1 to go unbeaten throughout the entire season, while they are priced at 2/7 to score over 103.5 goals and available at 4/11 to finish with over 95.5 points.