Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic Blues captain Vincent Kompany will be fine to keep his place in the team against Southampton
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has expressed his relief at finally being free to play again after spending the last two months feeling like a caged bull.
– Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany
The only reaction is a big smile, obviously.
For a long time I was like a bull in a cage waiting to be released, so when I got my chance in this game it was such a great feeling.
The most important thing for me was not to try to be a hero. To think that is the biggest mistake you can make," Kompany added.
Those kind of games are ones where you can make a difference on your own, but we needed a team performance, and I just tried to slot into the team, to show I could help, and it helps with the team we have.
Shaun Goater was, by his own admission, one of the lesser-talented strikers in professional football, but he certainly knew where the goal was, and repeatedly found it with his shin.
After failing to make the grade at Manchester United, the Bermudan made his name with spells at Rotherham and Bristol City, before joining Manchester City.
His time at Maine Road was a roaring success, including some memorable victories including scoring a brace in a 3-1 win over his former club and his side's closest rivals, Manchester United.
Feed The Goat, and he will score!!