Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted winning trophies is what matters after they wrapped up their first of the 2012-13 season.
Goals from Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri gave the Barclays Premier League champions a 3-2 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Villa Park today.
Tevez impressed throughout and scored his team's second goal - but asked if the Argentinian would be making the headlines for the right reasons this season after his exile from the team, Kompany said: "I couldn't care less what the headlines say as long as the club wins trophies. We'll celebrate."
City start their campaign at home to Southampton next Sunday and Kompany told ITV: "It's going to be a tough league this year because there's a lot of quality around - as you've seen today.
"It will be another interesting season again and if we can improve on last season again I'll be very happy."
Chelsea had Branislav Ivanovic sent off shortly after they had taken the lead through Fernando Torres.
The Blues player was dismissed for sliding into fellow Serbian Aleksandar Kolarov, studs raised.
But asked for his thoughts on the incident, Kompany added: "I'm not going to get involved. I was a bit far from the action so didn't see."