Vincent Kompany makes big Burnley claim about Premier League survival

Vincent Kompany insists his Burnley side are prepared to do “anything” to ensure they remain a part of the best league in the world.

The Clarets have had a horrible start to the season, sitting at the bottom of the table after only four points from their first 12 games.

However, there is still a long way to go, and Kompany feels sure that his team has enough despite the massive increase in quality from the Championship.

“There’s been a huge change,” he told William Hill.

“I spoke with Roy Hodgson after our game against Crystal Palace and he said that every single year the Premier League seems to improve and get more competitive. Players are getting more athletic and the level continues to rise.

“This is normal – the resources available to clubs are increasing. It’s the best league in the world and it’s a privilege for us as a club to be there and we’re prepared to do anything to earn the right to be a part of it.”

The Clarets took the Championship by storm in Kompany’s first season in charge, amassing 101 points along the way.

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While the going has been tough thus far in the Premier League, the Belgian feels the attributes that propelled Burnley to the title are still present.

“The confidence in the teams remains,” he went on to say. “It’s a habit – you don’t turn it on and off.” It’s been with us since day one in the Championship, which is why we’re here for the award, and it’s still with us in the Premier League.

“It’s a set of standards on which you can never compromise, and that consistency has to give you faith.”

“I think last season was a great season, not just for myself, but for the entire Burnley family.

“Getting relegated in the previous season was very tough and there was a lot of doubt as to whether the club was capable of getting back up to the Premier League. It was a season filled with fantastic moments and this is probably the last opportunity we get to look back at that season.”

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