Former Manchester City star Vincent Kompany has backed John Stones to come good for the Citizens this term. The England international dropped down the pecking order during the backend of the previous campaign where Aymeric Laporte and Kompany were regularly preferred at the heart of the defence by manager Pep Guardiola.
However, things have changed this season with the departure of Kompany from the club while Laporte could be sidelined for around six months following a knee surgery. As such, Stones and Nicolas Otamendi seem destined to form the central defensive partnership until the turn of the year at the least and Kompany believes the former has the perfect platform to prove himself.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has said that he has no plans of parting ways with the Citizens this summer and the same should be the case with Sergio Aguero. The Brazilian has been playing second fiddle to Aguero in the past few seasons and he managed just 12 starts in the Premier League and Champions League combined last term.
As such, there has been speculation that he could pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere but Jesus has refuted the same by suggesting that both him and Aguero will be at the club next term, he said: “I think it’s out of the question that Aguero leaves and me too. Aguero is a legend at the club – he’s the top scorer. Obviously as a player I always want to play, but I’m happy to help and I respect Sergio.”
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has said that Bernardo Silva has the credentials to become the club captain in the future. The Portuguese has been a top performer for the Citizens since arriving from AS Monaco in 2017 and he made the PFA Team of the Year this year after contributing seven goals and seven assists in the top-flight.
Speaking to RMC Sport, Kompany said that Silva has the leadership qualities within him and he deserves to become a future captain at the club, he quipped: “I say to him often you are 50% clown, 50% leader. When he becomes 25% clown, 75% leader he will become the captain of this team. He is so strong and to be honest there is nobody who deserves this title more.”
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany believes it is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ for the supporters to see their club lift the Premier League title in the derby against Manchester United. The Citizens require a maximum of two victories to attain the English crown, and they could find themselves lifting the trophy in the Manchester derby next month.
Speaking after the Citizens’ 2-0 triumph over Stoke City, Kompany believes the club can achieve their target of winning in the derby, though they have several important games prior to that, he said: “Everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. But (we have to be) steady. We have one game before that which will be difficult and then we will see. It is not going to be handed to us.”