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Vincent Kompany rallies the Manchester City players ahead of tonight's game with Ajax

Updated: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 12:41

Manchester City are just a point ahead of Ajax
Manchester City are just a point ahead of Ajax

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is convinced his side still have a "big chance" of success in the Champions League.

The Barclays Premier League champions have made an indifferent start in the competition having collected just one point from their opening games against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

To retain hope of progressing from Group D, City must now make the most of back-to-back encounters against Dutch champions Ajax, starting tonight in the Amsterdam Arena.

Kompany said: "We look at the competition thinking we have a big chance and are capable of winning every game.

"We go into the game with a very good positive attitude and we feel we have had a good start to the season.

"We want to win all the remaining games. All of the games will be very important but I don't think we are looking at any and thinking we can't win.

"We will always have a feeling we can go into a game to win it."

Despite making an unbeaten start to their Barclays Premier League defence and sitting in a healthy third spot after eight games, City have also not yet played with last season's swagger domestically.

City will have to achieve their aims in Holland without playmaker David Silva, who remains out with a hamstring injury and has not travelled.

Defender Maicon and midfielders Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia are also missing.

In a break from recent routine, City trained at the Amsterdam Arena on the eve of the match. Mancini has previously preferred to train in Manchester on the morning before travelling.