Kompany: City can be proud

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his team can be ‘proud’ of the 0-0 Champions League semi-final first leg draw with Real Madrid.

Kompany returned to the City team in what was a game of few chances until the second half, when Joe Hart made a string of reflex saves from Madrid corners, but the skipper disagreed it was imperative City had a lead to take to Santiago Bernabeu next week.

“No, 0-0 is a very dangerous score. If we score in Madrid it’ll be a very different game. 0-0 is a good result, it’s hard to keep a clean sheet against such an attacking team,” he told BT Sport after the match.

“Overall, we can be proud of what we’ve achieved in the first leg of this game, but obviously everything is to be played for next week.

They had a very clear game plan and they tried to hit us on the break, like they’ve done in most of the big games they’ve been playing. [Hart] had to pull off a few saves but they were mainly on set-pieces and we need to look at that next time and make sure that doesn’t happen.

“I thought we were dangerous on set-pieces as well and it’s too close to call at the moment. We couldn’t have wished for more at this stage. 90 minutes to play for and we’re looking forward to it.”

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