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Published: 09:41 | 16/2/16

Kompany not giving up on title

Manchester City will not give up on the Premier League title while they still have a mathematical chance of being crowned champions, captain Vincent Kompany has said.

City's hopes of regaining the title they last won in 2014 took a hit on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to Tottenham to leave them six points behind leaders Leicester with 12 games remaining.

They found themselves in a worse position before winning the title in 2011-12 and 2013-14 and Kompany has warned the players will not give up the league while they are still in contention.

"Nobody is allowed to give up on anything," Kompany said.

"It’s a setback but we wouldn’t know our personal history well if we didn’t expect to still kick on from here."

Kompany has struggled with injury this season with Sunday's appearance his first start since early November.

He has been working hard on his recovery and he is hopeful that he will stay injury-free for the remainder of the campaign.

"I feel great. I’ve worked extremely hard. There’s always that part that people don’t see, the thing you do behind the scenes, and for me it’s been grafting and just making sure I get the most out of the rest of this season and the rest of my years where I can be at the top," Kompany said.

"So physically I feel good - although I’ve got to be honest, the last five minutes I was blowing a little bit.

"I definitely won’t let anyone decide for me when I’m going to come back or not - I decide when I come back stronger. I work more than anyone else to make sure that I do that, and people who know me are not worried.

"I want to achieve greatness, like anyone else in this industry, and I want to be allowed to just play all the games, like (against Tottenham) - we didn’t win but I enjoyed it. But nothing will break me."

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