Kompany says that has been the case since the Abu Dhabi takeover more than three years ago - and is convinced they can cope.
He said: "We're used to it. Before it was because of the money, now it's because we're top of the league.
"But we've got the right weapons to respond so I prefer it now to a couple of years ago.
"You always encounter teams that on a good day can cause you a lot of trouble."