The former captain of the Red Devils looks back at the last world cup and makes a remarkable confession: ‘When I woke up, it was the first briefing on stationary phases have already passed.’
In the annual review of Sporza is Vincent Kompany back in the quarterfinals of the last world cup against Brazil. The score was opened by an own goal from Fernandinho, which is a header from Kompany devieerde.
According to Kompany was that goal not cases if he is not overslapen had.. ‘The evening before the race there was a lot of noise and I couldn’t sleep. With a sleeping pill that worked, but I had forgotten my alarm clock. When I woke up, it was the first briefing on stationary phases already over, ” says the former captain.
According to Kompany was the goal not fallen if he had not overslapen. Because he is the briefing had missed, got Kompany an individual session with T2 Thierry Henry, responsible for offensive stationary phases. “I told him that Brazil, in the same way defends as Manchester City. I saw the Brazilian coach Tite during a training session at City. He copied our game. I know the weaknesses of that system. I take no sleeping pill, I have the conversation with Thierry Henry is not and is maybe completely different. It is unbelievable’, says Kompany, who made the comment about the system of Brazil, say that would never ebb made for the entire group.
The 32-year-old Kompany is a sterkhouder at the Red Devils since his initial selection in 2004. In total contributed Kompany is already 87 times the Belgian sweater (4 goals). At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia missed the defender the first 2 matches due to injury, but against England (0-1 win), he got his first speelminuten. In the next four world cup matches, including the semi-final against France (1-0 loss) and consolation class against re-England (2-0 win), he made Kompany the 90 minutes.