‘little bit of adversity’: Vincent Kompany reflects on Burnley’s busy week as Man City opener looms
Vincent Kompany believes Burnley’s week of “adversity” will stand his side in good stead for the start of the Premier League season.
The Clarets are now back in the UK after playing three challenging games in the space of just seven days on the continent.
Their run of games started with a 2-0 defeat to a KRC Genk side whose season has already begun with a Champions League qualifier.
Off the back of that, Kompany’s side beat Portuguese champions Benfica 2-0 before playing out a feisty 1-1 draw with Real Betis.
Reflecting on a busy week for his men, Kompany told the club’s official website: “We put ourselves in the situation where we wanted to have a little bit of adversity. I think we played against tough opponents.
“Top six in Spain (Betis), best team in Portugal and quarter finalists of the Champions League (Benfica), add to that the heat, integrating new players and travelling.
“We wanted to put ourselves in a situation where we would build up resilience. I think we got exactly that out of it.