Manchester City’s team captain Vincent Kompany officially returns to the team’s line up and will suit up when they clash with Tottenham in a bid to catch up with the leaders in the English Premier League (EPL).
The Belgian national suffered a calf injury and has not started for his team in three months. However, despite his return Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is still doubtful if the injury would flare up again.
Pellegrini told Talksports.com that Kompany has been working out for the last three weeks without any problem. The Chilean manager said that Kompany brings so much to their team and will bolster their chances in their match against Tottenham.
“Vincent is coming back from a long injury. He is a very important player for our team…He is one of the best defenders in the league and he is the captain of the team,” Pellegrini said.
In the nine games that Kompany played in the Premier League, Manchester City won seven matches and had two draws. In the team’s 16 games without Kompany, they have lost six matches. Aside from Manchester City, Kompany also plays for the Belgium National Team.
With Kompany’s return as a good news, Pelligrini still worries the injury of his other players namely Fabian Delph (Achilles tendon) and Bacary Sagna (knee injury).
“Fabian Delph has a problem with his Achilles tendon. He needs six or seven weeks to recover. Barcay has a problem with his knee, some liquid inside his knee, so he had an injection. He needs one week at least to return to work,” Pellegrini explained.
Currently, Manchester City is fourth in the team standings and a win over Tottenham, which is in second, would be a great boost to their title run.
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