Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VINNY SOCKS IT TO 'EM ON CITY RETURN [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VINNY SOCKS IT TO 'EM ON CITY RETURN [City Region]

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VINCENT Kompany has revealed that he wore his socks low in his comeback match at Newcastle to ease the pressure on his troublesome calves.

The Blues skipper came through his first 90 minutes since suffering another injury to the lower part of his legs, in the 1-1 draw at St James' Park.

And the fact that he was wearing his socks part-way down his calves drew attention.

But Kompany put it down to the fact that he has worked at strengthening the muscles, and that has made his socks tighter than normal.

"I was just trying to release a little bit of the pressure," he said. "But I have had to strengthen them a little bit so the socks feel quite tight now!

"Other than that, I am just a player like another now. I am back and just happy to play, enjoying every single minute. …

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