FastOneTwo.com uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.


LATEST NEWS 18:30 Liverpool vs Sevilla: Confirmed line-ups Will Liverpool lift one of Europe's most important trophies and will they qualify for next season's Champions ... 13:45 West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups Liverpool are away at West Bromwich Albion days before their season's most important game of the season ...

Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain. The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him... - Read article
Jose Mourinho gives important transfer update on two midfield players Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says all the players in his squad will enjoy regular first-team football this season, including midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The... - Read article
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My personal message to the Manchester United fans Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he only has "positive vibes" after training at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington. The former Sweden international made his... - Read article

Newcastle United
15/05 vs 5-1

15/05 vs 1-1
Leicester City



Manchester City Jersey
» News

Vincent Kompany defends Eliaquim Mangala after Hull mistakes

By

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany defended team-mate Eliaquim Mangala after the Frenchman was heavily criticised for two terrible mistakes against Hull City on Saturday.

The £32m summer signing had a poor game at the KC Stadium heading into his own net in the 21st minute before conceding a penalty to allow the Tigers back into the game.

But Kompany insists the defender recovered well in the second half.

"It's part of being a defender," Kompany explained.

"If your children ever choose to play football, sign them up as strikers and then this won't happen to them.

"As defenders, we have to deal with this, it's part of the job.

"But I always look at the reaction and we saw it from him in the second half. It could have been so dangerous because it had gone to 2-2, but he just got on with it and stood up to the task.

"The rest of the game, he played well, he stayed professional. You could not have asked for more.

"Sometimes you get half an hour like this, but you still have an hour to play well.

"That's all you can do, it's always about the next minutes and that's how I think about it. I've seen in him a great reaction and, in the second half, he was spot on.

"There's no harm done. Sometimes you say, 'Get these things out of the way early'. As a defender, it's a bit like being a goalkeeper, you kind of know these things will happen to you. You just never know when."

Featured in article
Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany



LATEST NEWS