Burnley manager Vincent Kompany makes glowing assessment of Bristol City

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
The Manchester City legend believes attacking football is Bristol City’s ‘DNA’

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has sung the praises of Bristol City ahead of their vist to Turf Moor.

The Robins travel to Lancashire for a fourth time this season in what is the second of two back-to-back away trips before the international break.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

City played against Norwich City on Wednesday night and fell to a 3-2 defeat with Antoine Semenyo and Tommy Conway on target.

It saw them drop to seventh in the Championship standings but are behind the Clarets who are two places higher on the virtue of goal difference.

Burnley had been afforded a days more rest after their 1-1 draw with rivals Preston North End on Tuesday evening and Kompany was able to catch a glimpse of their next opponents.

In his pre-match pess conference, he said to Burnley TV: “I have seen a very good side. They have got a lot of attacking threat.

“They score easily and they have also conceded a few.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 18 goals scored this season have them as the leagues top scorers but the 14 goals conceded leaves them with only Hull City and Middlesbrough conceding more than them, putting them joint-third for most goals conceded.

In their draw at Deepdale, Burnley controlled possession with 73% to boast and boasted 12 shots to Preston’s six with more than double the amount of passes of their opponents.

City meanwhile despite facing a side relegated from the Premier League last season matched Norwich well with the same amount of shots whilst boasting more possession. Nigel Pearson’s side successfully made 45 more passes than the Canaries and continue to be one of the highest scoring sides in the division.

From what he has seen of Pearson’s men, he believes that this could be a good game for the neutral in Lancashire on Saturday afternoon.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“It’s a completely different game setting than what we faced against Preston,” the Manchester City legend admitted.

“I think it’s in their DNA (about Bristol City being an attacking side), it’s what they will be happy about with their start to the season.

“It’s good because I think we have the same ambitions in this game. It could be an entertaining game.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.