Man City to risk defensive star for PSG clash following injury crisis

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could be forced to risk Vincent Kompany for the upcoming match against Paris Saint-Germain due to the injury to Nicolas Otamendi, Express reports.

The 30-year-old centre-back has been out of action since April 15th when he only featured seven minutes against Dynamo Kyiv before picking up a calf injury.

City travelled to take on PSG in the Champions League quarter-final last week and managed to come away from the fixture 2-2.

Pellegrini admitted that he will let Kompany decide whether he is ready to feature against the Ligue 1 champions as he looks to book a place in the semi-finals.

“It’s a difficult decision,” he said.

“The easiest decision is just to play Vincent but it’s not easy to know if he really can play, if he is able to last 90 minutes, if he is 100 per cent recovered, and not going to come off in the first 10 minutes.

“We must speak with him. We must do a lot of different things. We must take the correct decision. I always talk with the player. If he’s ready he will want to play.”

Otamendi picked up a knock during the 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion this past weekend and could be out of contention for the upcoming clash.

Kompany has struggled with a reoccurring injuries throughout the campaign, so far managing to start only 12 Premier League matches this term, scoring two goals in the process.