"I noticed within the first month that if I'd met him at 18 or 20 [years old] then I would've been the flawless player for him", Kompany said.
"My team-mates will roll their eyes as I want to see the reaction from us next season as I've never been able to retain a title".
Kompany gave his thoughts to Sky Sports on City's title triumph, as he celebrated his third Premier League win with the club.
"At my age, you can still learn and we share one thing: that hunger and desire never to be satisfied. The previous ones we almost threw it away, I've seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season but in our case it's the first time". "In other times we almost threw it away". It's not a dynasty, it's one title.
"Any player who has played under him has had success because of him and because of the way he has improved them as individuals and enabled them to unlock their full potential".
"I think we all believed in [his tactics]".
"But in our defence, we can only be judged on a period of time, so we need, two, three or four years in a row and if at the end of this we are consistent like we have been this season then perhaps, but we have taken one step that's all we can do at the moment". We live and survive by the strength of the team.
City manager Pep Guardiola played golf with son, Marius, and the world No 12 Tommy Fleetwood at the Sandiway course in Northwich as United slumped 1-0 to the league's bottom club at Old Trafford, giving City an unassailable lead. "I don't like to wait for a team to lose, so it was a different kind of experience today".
"As (West Brom) got stuck into the game you got the feeling "something could happen here", and a set-piece, a wonderful goal from Rodriguez - thank you! - it's a great feeling".
"It shows what football is in Manchester".
"He's a better loser than a victor, I have got to be honest!"