We didn’t expect him to be fit but it’s now being reported that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will definitely miss the game tomorrow against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.
On Physioroom.com Kompany is down as having a calf/shin injury and that he will not return to training until 17th October.
The good news for Newcastle is that City are a stronger side with the Belgium International in the starting line-up.
Vincent Kompany will miss out tomorrow
The report is in the Manchester Evening News and since the captain has been out of the side for a couple of weeks, City have suffered two successive league defeats.
It’s not that the rich Manchester club are short of center backs and new signing £32M Nicolas Otamendi and veteran Martin Demichelis will probably start the game in central defense for them tomorrow – and both are Argentine Internationals.
We’ll have to wait and see what trouble Aleksandar Mitrovic gives those two tomorrow, and he will be a handful if he plays like he did against Chelsea last Saturday.
With missing out tomorrow, it’s almost certain Kompany will also miss out on the two internationals Belgium play over the next two weeks against Andorra and Israel in the Euro 2016 qualifying games.
Winger Kevin De Bruyne, the club record signing of £55M is expected to start tomorrow as will Raheem Sterling – but he came reasonably cheap at only £49M.