FA Cup defeat inspired Manchester City - Kompany

The Belgium defender revealed how the squad were determined not to suffer a repeat of their heartbreak at Wembley last season after lifting the Capital One Cup on Sunday
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has put his side's Capital One Cup glory down to their FA Cup final defeat to Wigan last season.

Manuel Pellegrini's men came from behind to triumph 3-1 over Sunderland on Sunday, banishing memories of last season's Wembley woe, and the Belgian revealed that that disappointment had been an important factor in City's performances this season.

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"Last year was probably [...] the fuel for our season so far," the centre-back told reporters. "There's a lot of things you can do when you're beaten but the main thing for us was to improve and work harder.

"And we're still doing so, so this is a fantastic trophy for us but we'll get back this week and work hard again to make sure that we can keep our momentum."

City are still in the running for three other trophies, with the domestic treble remaining a real possibility, but Kompany aims to cool expectations after the club's first League Cup title since 1976.

"One thing at a time, let's bear in mind, for our club, it's a new trophy, a new experience and I want everybody to cherish it first of all," he added.

"It should give us the confidence and make us believe that of course we can still win trophies and of course we need to believe in the rest of the season."