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Stoke boss Hughes proud of Kompany Man City success

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is delighted for Vincent Kompany over his success at Manchester City.

Hughes signed Kompany when City manager.

"The first time I saw him live was in a friendly against Blackburn when I was manager there and we toured Germany. He's a big physical specimen and you think 'he looks the part but can he play?'. Very quickly you see that he can. Looking back it was a no-brainer with the price Hamburg were quoting."

He is not surprised at how the 27-year-old has gone on to become the Blues' captain and chief trophy-lifter.

"He's an absolute winner and drives others on," he told the Manchester Evening News. "I quickly learned he was a leader in the dressing room."

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