"A problem with discipline?" Kompany, 25., tells the Mirror "No chance. We are a good club. We have got strong personalities but nine times out of 10, strong personalities do exactly what is right for the team.
"I have always felt that England is the country where you most respect people who speak their mind. That way, there are no grey areas. There is not a lot left for assumption.
"We have got a lot of strong characters who speak their mind and in moments when we have been confronted with bad results, that quality has always pulled us back out of it.
"We have always been very strong after difficult moments. That is what happened after Bayern Munich. We went to Blackburn and got a very good result.
"People are taking aim at us, but because of where we are in the table, because of the way we have been playing, they can only shoot blank bullets."