Manchester City’s title hopes have been hit by poor form but, going into the visit of Hull City, Vincent Kompany is not yet in panic mode.
Manchester City captain Vincent Company is refusing to panic over Premier League title rivals Chelsea’s five-point lead at the top ahead of today’s home match against Hull City.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are winless in their last four games in all competitions, a run that has seen them cut adrift of favourites Chelsea, who they held to a 1-1 draw last weekend.
“This is just such a usual situation for us,” the City captain told Sky Sports News HQ. “Five points behind in January or February? Big deal.
“We feel very comfortable, we’ve been in this position many times before. We don’t get over-excited, we don’t get over-confident or too desperate, either. I can’t remember ever leading.
“I think Chelsea now look solid, like they know what they’re doing. They have experience and a lot of great players, but we have it too.”
But the defending champions have secured each of their two league titles on the final day of the season and Kompany is adamant they are not worried by being behind with 15 matches still to play.
Steve Bruce’s team went down with a whimper in their 3-0 home loss to Newcastle United, a result that kept them in the relegation zone, a point adrift of safety.
With just four league wins to their name all season, the pressure is mounting on Bruce, but reports in the local media have indicated that he will not be sacked despite rumours to the contrary.