Unfortunate injury for Vincent Kompany
Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has ruled himself out of playing in his own testimonial, after suffering a hamstring injury.
Kompany ended his Man City tenure during the summer, having spent 11 hugely-successful years at the club.
During his spell at the Etihad, Kompany played 360 games, scoring 20 goals and assisting 11.
He returned to his native Belgium during the off-season, where he took over boyhood club Anderlecht as a player-manager.
He is now set to fly back to England this week to take part in his Manchester City testimonial against a Premier League All-Stars team, but there’s been some very unfortunate news ahead of the game.
“It’s typical of me, right?”
Vincent Kompany has ruled himself out of his own testimonial game, due to a hamstring injury.
The Belgian struggled with injury for much of his Man City career, spending a lot of time on the sidelines.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the clash, Kompany explained that he has a slight hamstring injury, and he simply couldn’t risk playing.
“Unfortunately I won’t be starting tonight or playing,” Kompany revealed to the press.
“It’s typical of me, right? I’m usually just there for the end of the season.
“It is typical of me isn’t it…”
Vincent Kompany confirms he will miss his own testimonial tonight through injury
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 11, 2019
“I’ve got a slight hamstring injury. I couldn’t risk it tonight.
“We’ve got plenty of awesome players to be watching today and in many ways it is about a celebration to say goodbye, it doesn’t need to be on the pitch as such.
“In the same way, we are doing it for an unbelievable cause. That takes priority.
“I’ll be there for David Silva and Kun Aguero’s testimonials.”
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