He has now played the full 90 minutes in Machester City’s five of the last six games, something that hadn’t happened since last season. He has been among the team’s best players in every single match, he even scored against Crystal Palace, and Pep Guardiola is not hiding his excitement seeing him fit.
When we spoke this season with Vincent, we said don’t put on pressure. You have to be able to train regularly and then play one game. After that another game, and then another one. He did it again for 90 minutes. That’s not happened since a long, long time ago
the Catalan manager said about Vincent Kompany, a “real central defender” as he called him.
Of course we missed him a lot. He is a real central defender. I said many times, for a central defender, how many duals do you win with the striker? More than him? Then you are a central defender. And he wins a lot
Guardiola told reporters after City’s impressive 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace. He did make it clear though, that the team are going to add at least one more player in their defence, ‘just in case’.
Hopefully we’ll have him fit next season, but we have to cover our backs a little bit. We cannot have all the confidence he will be fit because of the experience of the last years. We have to have back-ups in case something happens
the City manager said.