Clichy positive over Kompany

Clichy positive over Kompany

Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy doesn't believe skipper Vincent Kompany's latest injury scare is "something big".

The Etihad skipper walked off in disgust during the final moments of Wednesday's EFL Cup victory over Swansea which saw Pep Guardiola's side book an away date with rivals Manchester United in the next round.

Kompany, making his first appearance since suffering a ruptured thigh back in May, gave the bench no prior warning as he marched down the tunnel, leaving his side down to ten men, having seen City use all their substitutes.

The 30-year-old Belgium defender was later seen walking on to the team bus in no apparent discomfort and Guardiola will receive a further update later today from the doctors.

Clichy, who scored only the second goal of his City career against the Swans, said: "I don't think it's something big, I hope not.

"He (Kompany) told me he was okay and I hope he is because he has been out a long time and this club needs their captain.

"Hopefully, it will be just a matter of days and he will be back soon."

The French defender added: "Vincent is Vincent. Fully fit, he's one of the best centre-halves in Europe.

"Now he's got a few games to play to get back to his full level, but we all know his quality.

"We've been playing well the whole season, but having someone like him in the team is an extra bonus."