Vincent Kompany: 'It's impossible to say that Manchester City will win title'

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says that it is "impossible" to say that the club will retain the Premier League title this season.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has admitted that it is "impossible" to predict that he and his teammates will retain the Premier League title this season.

Manuel Pellegrini's men clinched the coveted trophy last season by two points, and while Kompany has insisted that City have an advantage due to their recent experience, the Belgian expects a number of clubs to challenge for honours.

"I do think this time we have a lot of red flags already coming up before we even start this season," Kompany told Sky Sports News. "We know what to look out for, we know what not to do, but also we know what to do.

"It's increasing our confidence, but at the same time it's the Premier League. The reason why everybody watches it is because they know that it's impossible for us to put out a statement and say that we are going to win the league because five or six clubs will have that intention."

City, who also clinched the title on the final day of the season back in 2012, will begin the defence of their title against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany in action against Newcastle during their Premier League match on August 19, 2013
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