Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany insists they have a thick enough skin to handle their critics.

City edged a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.

He told City' website: "Whatever criticism we are getting now, we are unbeaten in the league and in the top three. It just means we set the standard very high last season, I guess.

"I have been at City four and a half years now and can't say I have had many moments where we have had the whole country singing our praises.

"We are not expecting it and I guess the most important thing is doing what we have to do in the league, and are trying to get better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and like any team you just have to keep going.

"The more you climb up the ladder, the more you have to deal with these situations."