Saturday, 3 October 2009

VK on his way back

More good news:
Hughes said: "Vincent had his first training session with the group yesterday, and he was the star man.

"So he must have been doing a lot of technical work while he was away. We were pulling his leg about the quality of his play. But joking apart, it's a credit to him as a professional.

"We've watched him while he has been training with the physios, and they have done a great job with him. He looks strong, he looks fit and he's raring to go...

The manager said: "Vincent is similar to Michael Johnson in terms of where he's at. He needs matches to get him up to speed, but he looks in great fettle."
Like many quality players, Vincent Kompany will not come straight into the side. But his versatility plays in his favour. With Nedum Onuoha injured, he is our principal back-up centre-back. And, with Pablo Zabaleta currently in position of the right back slot, he must be the principal back-up destructive midfielder. So he's only one injury - whether it be to Kolo Touré, Joleon Lescott or Nigel de Jong - away from the side. And then there's the possibility that Hughes will want both Kompany and de Jong and Barry in midfield - Anfield on November 21 perhaps. So it shouldn't be too long before we see him again.

1 comment:

jfell said...

It was a shite Monday night. I was sat where I sat last Monday, "Come on Joey; you're gonna have to have to do it on your own!" I shouted.

Roll forward x months and Vincent Kompany, Petrov, Johnson, Onouha, Hart and Richards cant get in the team - we're winning and Robinho & Adebayour are missing. for other reasons.

Somebody pinch me.