London, Dec 27 (IANS) Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has pledged to overcome his latest injury setback and return stronger than ever. The Belgian centre-back came off the bench in the 4-1 win on Saturday over Sunderland but unfortunately lasted less than 10 minutes before despondently walking off with a calf injury.

The ill-fated cameo took the shine off an otherwise excellent day for City, but the skipper is determined to keep fighting. Kompany wrote in a Facebook post: “Today was a bad day for me. My body feels invincible — the best it’s ever been – but I’m challenged by a number of small and local injuries. It leaves me more frustrated than with any of the ‘big’ injuries I’ve had but it’s a challenge that I will overcome. “There are worst things in life of course and I never forget that.

So I’m definitely not asking anyone to feel sorry for me and I hope you wouldn’t anyway. This is a way to communicate my situation to those who maybe deserve answers.


“I’ve made many sacrifices to get where I am today and football is everything to me. This is what I fought for so hard. I want to be the best defender in the world and I want Manchester City FC and Belgium to become the best club and country in world football. I won’t give up that dream. Injuries have and still are preventing me to play my role the way I’d want to but it’s not stopping me to progress. I will get on with it and when I do come back. I will be stronger again. “My mindset stays unchanged, I will fight to get what I deserve, my best years in football. Lots of love to all of those who support me.”

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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