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Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Nov 1, 2013

Pellegrini eyes Kompany Spurs return

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany for at least three more games.

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City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that Kompany, 27, is certain to sit out the upcoming Premier League matches against Norwich City and Sunderland, as well as the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow, because of a thigh injury.

The Belgium international, who was forced off in the 3-1 win over Everton on Oct. 5, has already missed the club’s last four games as well as his country’s World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Wales.

But now Pellegrini is hopeful that the defender will be available again when City host Tottenham on Nov. 24.

He said: “Vincent Kompany is not fit.  He is progressing but I think he has at least one or two [weeks out]. After the international break maybe he will be fit and I think that before that is difficult.”

Pellegrini, however, is confident that City have the resources to cope without Kompany.

Martin Demichelis, who was signed to be Kompany’s understudy as the other right-sided centre-back in the squad, made his debut in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

“He [Kompany] is a very important player but I think that we have a strong squad just for this case,” he said. “Other players can play.

“In the last five matches, we won four, lost just one against Chelsea and I think we deserved more. So [he is] always an important player but I think we can play also without him.”

City will also be without Javi Garcia and Stevan Jovetic for Norwich’s visit to  the Etihad Stadium after both were injured during Wednesday’s 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Newcastle.

Jovetic has a calf problem while Garcia has a minor knock that is not expected to keep him out for long.

Pellegrini added: “Jovetic is injured. Garcia was [hurt] in the last match and is just missing for tomorrow [Saturday].”

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