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Footage has emerged of Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany launching an astonishing tirade at his Anderlecht players after a match earlier this season.
Watch the video below:
Kompany, 35, enjoyed a hugely successful 11-year spell at the Etihad before leaving to rejoin his boyhood club Anderlecht in 2019.
He has been head coach of the Belgian side for the last 18 months but has struggled to replicate the same success he had at City, with Anderlecht currently fourth in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League – 12 points behind leaders Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
Incredible footage has now emerged of Kompany ripping into his players after they conceded a 94th-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Sint-Truiden last October.
The clip, which was taken from VOOsport’s documentary series about Anderlecht entitled Mauve, sees Kompany launch an expletive-ridden dressing room rant at his players – singling out on loan Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee for individual criticism.
After throwing a water bottle to the floor, Kompany shouts: "Listen, no misunderstanding, there's one f*****g side of me you haven't f*****g seen boys.
"Number one - whether we play with three, four, five or six [in defence] it's my f*****g decision. And I take the responsibility if we lose and if we don't perform well.
"The second thing. Zirk, last time I talked about your attitude you came up with only a f*****g smile.
"But I need that attitude. You were no good, just like all the others. I could have taken off anybody, without anyone complaining.
"Today we deserved to lose anyway. We can be f*****g happy with one point. Ninety-five minutes we just wasted time. You wasted your time, I wasted my time.
"It was better not to come. It was better to send the U21s."
The clip reflects the high standards Kompany has demanded throughout his career in football.
The former Belgium international won 10 major trophies during his time with Manchester City, including four Premier League titles.
He would leave the club in 2019 as an icon, with a statue later erected in his honour outside the Etihad.
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