Manchester City skipper confident ahead of return leg in Madrid

Vincent Kompany Belgium

A 0-0 draw between Manchester City and Real Madrid ensured that the tie remains wide open ahead of the return leg next week.

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany claims that his side's 0-0 draw in their Champions League semi-final first-leg represents a good result, and told Sky Sports how he believes all the pressure will be on Real Madrid in the return leg.

"I think they need to score because they play at home and Real Madrid is a big, big club," he said.

The Belgium international has only recently returned from another injury, but he was magnificent last night in keeping the Spanish giants' attacking stars quiet.

The Citizen's defence will be expecting an even busier evening at the Bernabéu next week, but Kompany feels as though the atmosphere on the night could play into their hands, with Los Blancos being urged forward by their expectant fans.

"No matter what stage of the competition, no matter what occasion, there is a certain style of play they need to bring and a certain level of performance and hopefully that will play into our hands," Kompany said.

The Manchester club are still fighting for their place in the Premier League's top four and face a tricky trip to Southampton before they fly out to Madrid next week.

Following their game at the Bernabéu, City host Arsenal in the Premier League the following Sunday in a game that could prove to be crucial in deciding the outcome of the Champions League spots.

Manuel Pellegrini must surely be looking to utilise his full squad over the next two weeks, to give his side every opportunity of success both domestically and on the continent.

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