Vincent Kompany talks up the "challenge" of Bayern Munich test

Manchester City skipper is looking forward to competing in the Champions League this week but does not feel like club have a point to prove.

Manchester City centre back Vincent Kompany says the club are "confident" ahead of Wednesday evening's trip to the Allianz Arena to take on Bayern Munich in their first Champions League examination of the new season.

Kompany returned 12 tackles, six interceptions and 16 clearances whilst also proving accurate with 87% of his passes (51 per match on average).

There is no doubt that the Manchester City captain will have to perform consistently at his best in Europe if the club are to progress into the late stages of the competition, but will have to compete against Bayern twice in the group stage - a team who beat them both home and away in the same tournament at the same stage last season.

"This is the first game of the Champions League, an away game against one of the hardest teams to play against in the world right now," added Kompany, speaking to Sky Sports.

"But we should take confidence out of the last game we played in Munich. We're up for the challenge anyway.

"I don't think we've got a point to prove in Europe. I dissociate Europe from the league. But I just want to win games."

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