August 2015. That was the last time Vincent Kompany had scored for Manchester City before yesterday, a -long- period during which the Belgium international played in only 17 Premier League games, suffering one injury setback after another.
The City captain opened the score at Southampton, before Sane and Aguero found the back of the net as well, giving City a very important 3-0 win.
After the game, Pep Guardiola made it clear how important he considers Kompany, and how much he hopes his central defender will stay healthy and fit until the end of the season.
Vincent is a central defender who doesn’t only win all the duels, but reads the game and passes well. Last season Manuel [Pellegrini] was so upset he could not use him and this season is the same. Hopefully he can stay fit. I know how important he is to the fans, what he has done here and he has huge, huge quality
the Manchester City manager told BT Sport. With yesterday’s win, City climbed to third, leaving Liverpool one point behind.
Qualifying for the Champions League is so important for the club and the players know that
was all Guardiola said when asked about his team’s fight for a top-four finish.