Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has stated that his side are ready to do battle in the Champions League.
The Premier League champions were eliminated from a tough Group A last term, and have been drawn alongside Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund this time round.
Despite the calibre of this campaign’s opponents, Kompany is confident his side can progress.
“Games like this are why you are in the Champions League. I thought it couldn’t get more difficult than last year but there you go,” the centre-half is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“It’s a great challenge. I think we are the sort of team which gets better as the challenges get even greater.
“It’s perfect for us. There won’t be any moments where we will be surprised. The motivation will be sky-high, the atmosphere great. I couldn’t think of a better way to play the Champions League.
“It’s all about how far you can get but it’s even nicer when you play against the best teams,” he concluded.
City take on Real Madrid in their first Champions League fixture next Tuesday.