Kompany: City will never give up

City crushed Stoke 4-1 on Wednesday to end a winless run of five matches but the result did not cut Chelsea???s seven-point lead at the top of the table as Jose Mourinho???s side claimed a last-gasp win over Everton.

However, the result sent out a message that City will fight on and Kompany believes history should also prove that??after they came from behind to seize the crown in 2012 and 2014.

“Belief never goes,??? said City captain Kompany. ???Past experiences should give us enough confidence to carry on and go for it.

“It has happened before. The belief is always there, that is never the problem, even when form is not the best.

“But performances like this make us not need to talk so much. It makes it obvious we are a good team and that is what we need to show.”

City have already clawed back an eight-point deficit once this season having drawn level with Chelsea on New Year’s Day, only to fall back again.

Doubts were raised over their durability during their barren run but Kompany is confident City can now build some momentum.

The 28-year-old said: “This was about us. I don’t think anyone thought about Chelsea’s result.

“We needed to focus on our own game and when we do, it gives us enough satisfaction to not care about Chelsea.

“We know if we are in the right form we can set up a line of results, and that’s what we will need for this season.”