City star could return for Champions League tie
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could have his injury concerns lessened this week with the return of talismanic captain Vincent Kompany.
As SkySports reports, the Belgian could make his return for City this evening against Czech side Viktoria Pizen.
Kompany, who has not made an appearance for City since he picked up an injury on the first day of the season, has travelled with the Citizens squad and Pellegrini is poised to include the centre-back.
“Vincent has worked with us normally for the past two days,” SkySports reports Pellegrini as saying.
“We will see if he is 100 per cent. If he is, of course he will play. We will talk with the doctor and decide.”
Pellegrini, however, played down the importance of his captain reminding journalist that the Sky Blues have kept clean sheets in their last two games.
“Vincent is a very important player for us. He has been injured for about a month.
“But without Vincent, except for the game against Cardiff, the defence played very well.
“We have had three clean sheets.” He added.
Pellegrini will be under immense pressure to get the City side to perform in the Champions League this season.
Former boss Roberto Mancini’s failure in the competition was one of the contributing factors to his dismissal last season and the City board will be looking for Pellegrini to make an instant impact in the competition.
The Chilean took his former club Malaga to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season where they were knocked out by eventual finalist Borussia Dortmund by two injury time goals.