Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has backed the club to return to the top after an underwhelming season. City were expected to perform better particularly with the employment of Pep Guardiola last summer.

Whilst Man City are poised to make the top four in the league this term, losses in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, and Champions League have thrown them open to criticisms. Kompany says the team is still adjusting to Guardiola’s approach.

Gabriel Jesus returned from his unfortunate injury to help the Citizens get a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough on Sunday. They remain a point above Manchester United who are in fifth place as the Red Devils also played a draw with Swansea.

“You can’t compare Barcelona and Bayern Munich to Manchester City. Guardiola has come to City with a very unique style. And he wants to continue that philosophy. We had to work to adapt to his style. I don’t want to sugarcoat it but I think next season we’ll see if his approach was the right one,” Kompany said.

City started brilliantly under Guardiola, winning its first ten matches in all competitions but things have since changed. City still have Crystal Palace, Leicester City, West Brom and Watford this season before it winds down.

“We will do everything we can to win the last four games,” Kompany promised. He added that the plan is to finish strongly and look forward to the next season.

Kompany himself remains a doubt as Guardiola is expected to rework the team this summer. The Belgian has played in the last five of six games for City – his best return in two years as injuries limit his appearances. He said he is glad to be back and added that his dream is to be part of the team that would win the Champions League someday ftbllr – one of the core reasons City recruited Guardiola.