Kompany knew time was up after Foxes strike
Vincent Kompany has ‘given everything’ to Manchester City and says he knew his time was up when he scored the winner against Leicester City.
The long-serving captain announced on Sunday he was leaving City after 11 successful years to take up the role of player-manager at Anderlecht.
Consequently the 33-year-old was the star of the show as City celebrated this season’s historic treble with an open-top bus parade through Manchester city centre on Monday.
Speaking as the parade culminated with a stage show outside Manchester Cathedral, the Belgian said: ‘I’ve given everything I could for this club.
I can’t tell you how proud of that I am.
I have nothing left.
I have given everything.
‘ Kompany’s future had been the subject of speculation for some time but he realised the time was right to leave when he scored a spectacular winner against Leicester earlier this month.
Kompany’s long-range strike, in their penultimate game of the season, took City within one game of retaining their Premier League title.
He said: ‘The moment that ball against Leicester went ‘top bins’ I knew I was done! I couldn’t do anything better.
It felt right.’