Man City handed MASSIVE boost as Vincent Kompany dismisses injury fears

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has played down fears that his calf injury sustained against Juventus on Tuesday night is anything serious, Guardian Sport reports.

The Belgian international limped out of his side’s Champions League opener at the Etihad Stadium after 75 minutes and was replaced by summer signing Nicolas Otamendi, prompting fears he could be set for a spell on the sidelines.

However, the 29-year-old says he’s confident of being fit and available for selection for this weekend’s clash against a West Ham United side that has already won at both Arsenal and Liverpool on their travels so far this season:

“It was just a precaution. It is not serious, I know my body,” Kompany stressed to reporters.

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Kompany had played a huge part in breaking the deadlock for the hosts soon after the interval as his presence forced Giorgio Chiellini to head the ball into his own net, although replays did show the City skipper had fouled the Italian defender in the build up.

He departed the pitch with the score locked at 1-1 after Mario Mandzukic had equalised and then Alvaro Morata clinched all three points for the defending Serie A champions with an exquisite finish from just outside the penalty area.

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