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Vincent Kompany is fighting fit and insisting Man City can hit back after Champions League defeat

By Staff Reporter

Published 17/09/2015

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists the calf injury that forced him to leave the field against Juventus is no cause for concern.

Kompany was replaced by summer signing Nicolas Otamendi after 75 minutes of City's Champions League opener, with the game finely balanced at 1-1.

Alvaro Morata scored the winner for Juve just six minutes later, but that disappointment looks unlikely to be compounded by a lay-off for their skipper.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini suggested the 29-year-old would be in contention for Saturday's Barclays Premier League meeting with West Ham, and Kompany shares that optimism. "It was just a precaution," he said. "It is not serious, I know my body."

Kompany added: "It was a very different game than in previous campaigns - there was actually nothing wrong with our performance.

"In that respect I worry a lot less than in previous campaigns. There was no panic and we did not feel we did not know what to do.

"We played against a very good team, last year's finalists, and they did very well.

"We are a little unhappy but we can take confidence to the next game. Yes, we got chances and we were the better team. We could actually have finished the match much earlier."

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