Vincent Kompany frustrated by injury recurrence
Vincent Kompany has revealed “a number of small and local injuries” are hampering his comeback. “Today was a bad day for me,” the 29-year-old Belgian wrote on his Facebook page. “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.” Press Association The Manchester City captain came on as a second-half substitute in the 4-1 win over Sunderland following an eight-game absence, but lasted just nine minutes before a recurrence of a calf problem forced him off. Kompany admitted his fitness problems were a source of frustration, but vowed to return stronger than ever.
Germany rethinks to focus on Spain 5 days
The friendly match that will face the national teams of Germany and Italy on March 31 in Nuremberg will also be played behind closed doors. This was confirmed by the German Football Federation (DFB) in a statement issued on Tuesday. The decision to suspend all events with more than 1,000 participants was taken by the Bavarian government, also including all kinds of sporting events in this new regulation.“Health is above all”, said Friedrich Curtius, Secretary General of the Federation. “We are in daily and permanent contact with the authorities and trust in his word. Those responsible have defined a procedure, for which we are very grateful, on such a complex and difficult issue for us. It leaves us with a bittersweet taste that this football classic has to be played with empty bleachers“He sentenced. Remains to be seen how the coronavirus outbreak affects the previous friendly of the German team against Spain, scheduled for March 26 in Madrid. The increase in cases in the capital will almost certainly cause a rethinking of Mannschaft plans, which I planned to spend a total of five days in Madrid. The team planned to move to Madrid on March 25 and focus on Spanish lands until March 30.France also without publicThe president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graëtalso reported that the two friendlies that France had set for the end of this month of March will be played behind closed doors. The bleus will be measured at Ukraine (27-M) and Finland (31-M) with no public in the stands. In addition, the French president announced that the clash against the Finns will no longer be in Lyon but in Paris, at the Stade de France de Saint-Denis.