gets Kompany backing.
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has insisted striker Edin Dzeko will improve in the wake of the slow start to his Premier League career.
Fellow new boy Darren Bent overshadowed Dzeko for Villa on Saturday but Kompany has assured City fans that Dzeko will not be disheartened.
“Edin will not be affected by it,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “It happens – strikers miss and defenders concede.”
Kompany, who also made the move to Eastlands from Germany in a £6m move from Hamburg, insists he can see Dzeko adjusting to the English game.
“I have seen good signs of Edin adapting already,” he said. “But it is not easy, especially as he has come at a full-on part of the season when games are so important.”
Weiss happy for Rangers stay.
Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss has revealed that he would consider extending his stay at Rangers, if Roberto Mancini deemed him surplus to requirements.
The 21-year-old Slovakian is currently flourishing at Rangers as part of his season long loan and has admitted he is relishing life in Scotland.
“I’m enjoying Rangers and what happens next season is a question of what Manchester City want to do,” Weiss told the Daily Record.
“There are a lot of good players but if you want to play at the biggest level you have to try to progress in the better squads.
“I said before I don’t want to do a loan again but probably Rangers would be the only club I would go on loan to.”
Guidetti considers future.
Manchester City’s hot prospect John Guidetti is considering his Eastlands future after becoming disillusioned by the club’s big-money buys.
The highly rated Swede has been offered a lucrative three-year contract extension but has insisted he wants certain assurances before he commits to the deal.
“I want to fight on the same terms as everyone else,” Guidetti, whose contract expires in the summer, told Swedish website fotbollskanalen.se.
“We’ll see what happens, I really do not care about the money. I want the club to appreciate me as a footballer and have faith in me.
“I don’t want them to think; ‘he is a great talent, but we’ll see if he matures. I must be there fighting under the same conditions [as first team players].”
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