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City not worried over Kompany fitness

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Manchester City's defender Vincent Kompany leaves the pitch as he is substituted injured during the English Premier League football match against Sunderland on December 26, 2015
Manchester City’s defender Vincent Kompany leaves the pitch as he is substituted injured during the English Premier League football match against Sunderland on December 26, 2015

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 27 – Manchester City defender Gael Clichy says the squad are not worried about the fitness of Vincent Kompany after his half-time substitution against Manchester United.

Kompany was hauled off at the break during their 1-0 loss in the Manchester derby, prompting rumors of a potential injury recurrence or fall-out with manager Pep Guardiola.

However, Clichy has now leapt to the defence of his club captain by setting the record straight.

“Vinnie is a massive player for us – but there’s nothing to be worried about,” the France international told The Sun.

“He’s been out for quite some time and he played 80 minutes three days ago. He was sensible in not getting injured again.

“When you lose a player like this, you have to adjust but we have enough quality to still play a good game. He did OK and he is not injured so that is the main thing.”

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