Man City coach Kidd dismisses Kompany concerns

Manchester City caretaker boss Brian Kidd is confident Vincent Kompany has played down concerns over his long-term fitness. Kompany has been linked with Barcelona and AS Monaco this week.

Manchester City caretaker boss Brian Kidd is confident Vincent Kompany has played down concerns over his long-term fitness.

Kompany has been linked with Barcelona and AS Monaco this week.

Kidd said: "After the FA Cup final he was feeling his calf and he didn't do any training.

"In the Reading game, we were desperate to get a point to finish second - it would have been a travesty if the lads hadn't done that, so that was paramount - but Vinny had the problem with the calf and couldn't make it.

"Vinny was obviously wanting to play the last game of the season but for one game it wasn't worth the risk.

"It's great to have your captain back and here was fantastic but coming up to the Norwich game he had one day on Saturday and it wasn't worth taking the chance."

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