Red Devil Vincent Kompany played at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia an important role. With strong performance helped the former leader of Belgium to a handsome third place. In the quarter-finals had Kompany for a large share in the openingsgoal against Brazil. In an interview with Sporza and RTBF gives the defender now that he had actually overslept for the briefing of the contest, and that’s exactly why that goal could fall.
“The night 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 have already passed,” says Kompany in the interview.
In the 13th minute of the quarter final against Brazil stormed into Kompany at a corner of Chadli to the first pole, and tried the ball of light to hit. The Brazilian Fernandinho, teammate of Kompany at Manchester City, was surprised and devieerde the ball against the nets. Belgium came as the lead and the victory no longer out of his hands, final score 1-2.
“I know the weaknesses of that system”
According to Kompany was the goal not fallen if he had not overslept. 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 amazing,” stresses ” Vince The Prince’.
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 4 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.