The commanding Belgium centre-back has been one of the stars of the City team, helping his side to the best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League this season.
And Kompany reveals how his youthful disobedience was the key reason for becoming such a technically able defender.
Watch the video below Boom: Vincent Kompany rises to head the ball clear
Instructed by his coaches to leave the fancy stuff to other players, the big Belgian refused, instead training hard to nail the skills.
'Everything they told me not to do, I did it. I practised, and in the end I became the best at it,' he explained.
As part of EA SPORTS' FIFA 12 Love Football Play Football campaign, the defender has stepped up to reveal an insight into his defensive art.?
EA SPORTS head coach, Tony Carr - West Ham's famed Academy director, said: 'Vincent is one of the Premier League's finest defenders.? He's a fantastic role model for defenders of all ages.'
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