Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City will bounce back from derby defeat
Vincent Kompany is confident Manchester City will recover quickly from the derby loss to Manchester United.
Last Updated: 13/12/12 3:31pm
United defender Patrice Evra has suggested United's last-gasp 3-2 victory may have given his team the mental edge as the rivals contest the title for a second successive season.
But Kompany rejects that view and insists the team are fully focused on this weekend's visit to Newcastle.
"I don't know anything about psychological blows," Kompany said. "Losing on Sunday changes nothing. We lost and we move on to the next game.
"The beauty of football is that you are always challenged, whether you have lost or won, and the next game is always the most important.
"We have done it many times before and we need to get back in that mindset. If we do that, good things will come for us.
"Newcastle away is just as difficult as the game we had on Sunday but nothing comes easy in the Premier League.
"It's a difficult game for us but it's also a tough one for Newcastle as well."
Kompany is a doubt for the trip to St James' Park after sustaining a groin injury against United.
"Three days after the injury is a little bit too early to call," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"It's a difficult one - I went off because I felt something, so we will see how long it takes me."
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