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Vincent Kompany: Win must be 'one of many'

Updated: Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:06 | Comments

Vincent Kompany is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the second goal against West Ham Joe Hart: 'We came strong at the end, we won the games we needed to'
Vincent Kompany is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the second goal against West Ham Joe Hart: 'We came strong at the end, we won the games we needed to'

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists the club must push on from their title success if they want to be seen as a big club.

"We are building a club, not just a team,” Kompany said after Manchester City clinched the title with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham.

"The past is the past, but surely we have our place in the future. Next year we have to be even better. If we want to be a big club this has to be one of many."

City boss Manuel Pellegrini said the success felt "very special".

"I manage a great group of players and a great institution," he said. "I think we were the best team of the Premier League.

"It's a very special group. Maybe they were in a very difficult moment when I arrived here, but they always believed what I told them.

"I think that big teams cannot be satisfied with just one title. We have two titles in the year, on Tuesday we start working for next season."

"We are all winners, strong personalities" - Joe Hart

The win meant Pellegrini could celebrate a league and Capital One Cup double in his first season in charge.

It was a first league title since he won the Clausura with River Plate in Argentina in 2003 and a maiden success in Europe.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart paid tribute to Pellegrini after the game calling him “a winner” who believed in what he did.

“He wants us to win," Hart said of his manager on Sky Sports 1. "He is a measured man and he believes in what he does."

City timed their run to perfection, winning their last five games as Liverpool stumbled with the finishing line in sight.

"We came strong at the end, we won the games we needed to," Hart added. "We are all winners, strong personalities."

Goalscorer Samir Nasri said: "It's an amazing feeling. My second title in three years. It was an amazing league the whole year. There are no words to explain my feelings now.”

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