Man City’s Kompany allays injury fears despite limping off

Manchester City and Belgium captain Vincent Kompany limped out of Belgium’s win over Andorra last night but insisted he was fine despite heavy strapping on his leg, Sky Sports is reporting.

The defender was a forced 56th minute substitute during the easy 6-0 win, with his leg immediately strapped following the change, but has insisted he will be fine for his club sides important run over the next few weeks.

Many view Kompany’s fitness as a vital part of any success City will enjoy domestically and on the European stage – with his 248 appearances in just six years evidence of the importance the club place on their captain.

And the centre back has now said he informed his manager of some minor concerns and was taken off as a precautionary measure to avoid injuries.

He said: “All is well. Before the game I informed the coach of a few glitches. He decided to spare me and bring me off.”

City face a tough selection of games as they host Tottenham next weekend before a trip to in from West Ham, with two games against CSKA Moscow also to come and the Manchester derby.

They will be hoping to have their captain fit with defensive reinforcements lighter than manager Manuel Pellegrini wold like.

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