Kompany elated after leading City to victory

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was overjoyed after helping his team record a 3-0 victory away to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

After the first half finished goalless, Kompany broke the deadlock on the hour mark before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero sealed the win for the Citizens.

The goal was Kompany's first for City since August 2015, and after the match the Belgian revealed just how much it meant to him to be able help Pep Guardiola's side.

"I scored in front of the away fans and for me it was a great feeling. I feel like I want to give so much but I am restrained at times, but I keep positive and keep going no matter what," the centre-back said.

"I want to remember these positive experiences – playing football like this is not something many people experience. It's worth every minute of hard work.

"We knew this game was massive for us and there was so much pressure, so to come here and have such a performance, everyone in the team deserves top marks. It's always a process of improving, getting better. 

"It's ups and downs in football, but ultimately what gets you up is you keep looking towards your objective. If I had to work 15 years to have just one moment like this I would do."

After moving back to third place in the league with Saturday's victory, City take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals and then local rivals Manchester United – two fixtures Kompany is looking forward to.

"I am happy today but I will stay calm and prepare well for the next game," he added. "Next up is the FA Cup – I love the Cup and love a derby!"