Should Vincent Kompany retire from international football?
The 2017/18 Premier League season has only been going for three games and already Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has injured his calf and will be out of the game against Liverpool.
The Manchester City man injured himself while on international duty with Belgium much to the annoyance of the Manchester City faithful.
Being a City fan myself I can safely say that Vincent Kompany is an absolute legend to the club and is absolutely adored by the fans as a man who gives his everything for the club. At one point, particularly during our first Premier League winning season in 2011, Kompany was regarded as one of the best defenders in world football.
Injuries have since hampered Kompany’s career with the Belgian missing most of last season through various muscle injuries. City struggled as a result with defensive lapses costing them in big games which was a deciding factor in Guardiola’s men only managing a third place and no trophies in his first season in charge.
With Kompany’s injury problems hampering his club career is it time for the City Skipper to retire from the Belgian Red Devils?
The short answer to that is yes. His body simply can’t handle the demands of playing that much football and his career is suffering as a result . The right thing for him to do at this stage should be to retire from international football and concentrate solely on Manchester City. The Mancunian club have a history of coming to blows with Belgium over their handling of Kompany as in the past he has represented his country whilst being injured for Manchester City.
It’s easy to say that though but Kompany has always been proud to represent his country and would not take the decision to retire lightly. Another stumbling block would be that with it being a World Cup year he may fancy his chances at one last crack at a major tournament.
What do you think should Vincent Kompany retire from his international career with Belgium or can he still compete both internationally and domestically?