Manuel Pellegrini has vowed to “never complain” about Manchester City’s continued injury problems ahead of Saturday’s game against Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester Citywere top of the Premier League after an impressive start to the season, but find themselves in second to city neighbours United after last weekend’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Manuel Pellegrini has been boosted by the return of captain Vincent Kompany ahead of Manchester City’s Saturday lunchtime trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the Premier League leaders’ clash with West Ham with a calf injury sustained in the Champions League against Juventus on Tuesday night.
Argentina have been integral to Manchester City’s recent success – the player of the year award has gone to an Argentine in three of the last five years – with four still remaining in Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Willy Caballero and Sergio Aguero.
City, who have lost just one of their last 11 league games, welcome Everton to the Etihad tomorrow and currently lie six points behind leaders Chelsea.
The Argentinian scored a delicate lob as City shook off their Stadium of Light hoodoo to beat Sunderland 4-1 thanks to two goals from Sergio Aguero.
City have lost on their last four visits to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, each time going down 1-0, and haven’t won there since August 2008.
The shortlist features the world’s 55 best players, including Argentinians Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta, Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure, and club captain Belgian Vincent Kompany.
While City are still a long way off matching the big dogs Real Madrid, Barcelona and rivals Manchester United, they have certainly announced themselves on the global scene.
City must win tonight in the Champions League to have any realistic hopes of qualifying from Group E having only picked up one point from their opening two games