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The Belgium international defender admitted his disappointment with Tuesday night's 1-0 loss but insisted that losing games is inevitable now and then

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says that he is disappointed with his side’s 1-0 loss to Everton but is taking it on the chin.

A deflected strike from Darron Gibson, who recently move from rivals Manchester United, sealed three points for the Toffees and allowed the Red Devils to draw level on points with Roberto Mancini’s men on Tuesday night.

But a philosophical Kompany opined on City’s official website: “In a season you are going to lose games - unfortunately you have to lose games at some point.

“We didn't want it to happen but we look forward and we still want to go on and bring the league back to Manchester City.

“I thought probably losing was a bit harsh but we knew it was going to be difficult.

“We are just disappointed we couldn't be more dangerous after dominating the game like this.

“In the end it was a deflected goal - there was nothing the goalkeeper or anyone could do about that.

“We never felt like we were in too much danger but I guess it is their strength - they contained us pretty well and when they had the chance, with a bit of luck, they scored. From that moment it was always difficult.

“I think it was one of those kinds of games where if you don't have a bit of luck with you on a day like this you don't win.”

The Belgium international defender was pleased to be back in action for City after his four-match ban for a tackle on Nani in the FA Cup defeat by United and, though he suffered an injury scare late in the game, the 25-year-old expects to be fine.

“I slightly twisted my knee but we will have a look at it and it should be all right,” he added.

“Other than that I was just happy to be back with the team.

“For whatever reason I was gone for four games and I am now just back to being in the middle of it again.”