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Published: 08:50 | 17/5/19

Kompany: City as hungry as lions


Manchester City are as hungry 'as lions' as they bid to complete the domestic treble, captain Vincent Kompany has said.

City will become the first team to win the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup in the same season if they beat Watford at Wembley on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola's men claimed back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win against Brighton on the final day of the campaign and they will be looking to make history by defeating the Hornets for a third time this season.

While they enjoyed their Premier League celebrations, Kompany insists the team are fired up for the challenge ahead.

"It's not about adding that achievement [the treble] to my CV, I don't care about my CV," Kompany told reporters ahead of Saturday's final, live on eir sport 1.

"I know this team and they are like lions. When this team is hungry, they are such a special team. I'm going to do everything I can to put a bit of blood in that water, so this team gets even hungrier.

"My style is pretty simple. Every now and then, when things are getting too comfortable, I go a little aggressive in training or I speak up and say what I think.

"But the main thing is that these guys, together with the manager, are always able to understand what the priority is.

"We focus on winning games. Winning one [Premier League] title was not enough, it had been done before. Back to back – that is special."

Kompany is hoping to feature at Wembley on Saturday and knows the Premier League champions cannot take anything for granted.

"I'm so eager to play the FA Cup final, I'm so motivated. You can't be complacent going into any game. To have reached this final is an achievement in itself but now we need to try to win it," he added.

Manchester City can complete the domestic treble if they beat Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday, 18 May live on eir sport 1 [kick-off 5.30pm]. Subscribe here

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