By FOX SPORTS Staff
The Citizens have been plagued by inconsistency in the Premier League this season and currently trail league leaders Manchester United by a massive nine points after managing to only pick up 53 points from 25 games.
However, Kompany believes that contrary to popular opinion, the Citizens have made improvements this season and are an overall better team now in comparison to the team which won them the Premier League title last year.
"I think we have improved in the league," Kompany was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
"Last year we had ''wow'' results like beating United 6-1 and Tottenham 5-1. This time we haven't had as many stand-out performances but we have been better overall.
"This season we haven't always shown that we are the best. We have to accept that.
"But we still have 13 games left and every one we play is potentially one of those great performances that changes everything."
With United in rampant form and seemingly on track to pick up their 20th league title, Kompany knows that it will be hard to catch up with Sir Alex Ferguson's men but the Belgium international is adamant that his side will not quit trying till the end of the season.
"Nothing matters apart from being first," Kompany reflected.
"Anything below that then you are just another top team that's failed.
"We are not about to give up but the reality is that we are up against a very good United team.
"United are still in the Champions League and that may give us an opportunity.
"We have attributes that give me hope and help me to keep calm. We are very calm.'
One of the main reasons for United's good form has been striker Robin Van Persie's proficiency in front of goal.
And Kompany praised Van Persie, widely believed to have been a transfer target for City during the summer, for firing the Red Devils to the top of the table but claimed he did not regret that his club failed to secure the signature of the Dutch international instead.
"United hit the jackpot with Van Persie," Kompany added.
"But you can't think "What if" about Van Persie. I am not sitting here thinking, "What if we had signed Lionel Messi" either.
"His transfer has made a direct impact but to say he's the reason we can't make it - if it turns out that way - is not correct.
"I still believe we can do this but if we don't, there will be plenty more reasons than the fact we didn't sign one player and another club did."
Kompany was at the centre of controversy two weeks back after he was sent off for a tackle on Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, but on appeal, his three-match ban was overturned by the Football Association (FA).
And the 26-year-old claims that hard, but fair, tackling should always remain part and parcel of the English game.
"It's a tricky subject," Kompany mused.
"Safety of players is paramount but there is something competitive and physical about the English game that makes people want to watch it. We should not lose that.
"Let's ask people round the world why they watch English football and then let's think about where we want to draw the line when it comes to physicality in the game.
"It's the way the game is played here that makes it possible for fans from all around the world to watch it on TV.
"The intention of what you do - if it's wrong - should be punished severely. I'm clear on that. But let's not ruin the game."
Kompany also admitted that he was annoyed with the prevalence of simulation in the modern game.
"What annoys me most is diving and cheating," Kompany revealed.
"There is nobody cheating when they tackle hard but fairly for the ball.
"Diving is the bigger crime. You see some competitions abroad when people are ruining games by asking for yellow cards, rolling around, giving their opinion to the referee.
"England is still - on the whole - an example to the rest about how a game should be played. If a decision needs to be made about how English football should evolve, the last thing they should do is try to mirror what happens in other leagues."
Kompany has recently been struggling with a calf injury but could recover in time to feature for City when they take on Southampton in their next Premier League fixture.