The Argentina international picked up a knee injury in the Premier League champions’ 3-2 win over Southampton at the weekend, but the Belgian defender has stated that Roberto Mancini’s men will be fine without the attacker.
“We lost Sergio, which was sort of a blow, but I just go back to when we lost Carlos (Tevez) for most of the season and coped well with that,” Kompany is quoted as saying in The Guardian.
“I hope Sergio won’t be out for that long [eight months] but I would point to last season where we had to cope with these kind of issues and we did it very well. If we have to, I’m sure we will again.
“I don’t want to speculate too much about Sergio because I don’t know if he is going to be out for any length of time, but having Carlos at his best level is obviously a big bonus for us. He is one of the best strikers in the world.
“People talk about new signings, but to have Carlos back to his best means we are better than we were last season, so we have strengthened,” he concluded.
The extent of Aguero’s injury is set to be revealed on Tuesday after further medical attention.
By Gareth McKnight