Man City star plays down injury concerns

Vincent Kompany has moved to ease the worries of Manchester City supporters, who were concerned following the news their captain had been forced to limp off during Belgium’s European Championsip Qualifier, reports Sky Sports.

Kompany was forced off in the 56th minute of Belgium’s win over Andorra, and was seen with strapping on his leg.

The fitness of the centre back is seen as crucial to City’s hopes of success at home and abroad this season, and it came as a relief when Kompany declared himself fit for the run of important Premier League and Champions League clashes.

Speaking to Belgian TV station RTBF, he said: “All is well. Before the game, I informed the coach of a few glitches. He decided to spare me and bring me off.”

Belgium ran out comfortable 6-0 winners over Andorra, with Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens both hitting two goals each, with Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli and on-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi getting the others.

“We did everything we needed to,” Kompany added.

“In a game like this we must not underestimate the opponent. I am hoping the win will have a good impact on the goal difference.

“I am very positive and satisfied with the result and the performance of the team.”