There was a lengthy discussion from the Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern today after reading reports from The Mirror, warning that the City skipper’s days of being “untouchable” are over.
Although centre-back Kompany is set likely to reclaim his place in the starting 11 for the highly anticipated Manchester derby, the performances on the pitch from Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala have been a reality check for the Belgian, who now knows that he must compete for his place in the squad and there are no more guarantees.
“We bought Nicolas Otamendi and he didn’t play because they were doing so well. After that, there’s a lot of things why the performances of the players change and it’s my duty to choose the best 11 every game.”
“Vincent was five weeks without playing and on his return he played 45 minutes [for Belgium], so he’s fit. We’ll see when he’ll return. But I always say this team is better with Vincent than without him.”
“Every week I have to choose the starting 11 that I think is best for that game.”
Kompany originally lost his place in the City squad after suffering a calf injury in the group stage clash against Juventus over a month ago and has been recovering from that ever since.
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