SAVIC HOPES TO STEP UP

Manchester City defender Stefan Savic has said that he is very much confident that he can replace Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany for the next few matches.

Vincent Kompany was given a straight red card in the match against Manchester United recently. This, along with the fact that this is the second record of this season for the Belgian defender, has meant that Vincent Kompany will now be missing for four matches for Manchester City. As a result, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini used Montenegrin international Stefan Savic for the first leg of the Carling cup semi-final with Liverpool.

However, Stefan Savic conceded a penalty that gave Liverpool the advantage through a Steven Gerrard penalty early on in the match. Despite this, Stefan Savic has expressed confidence that he can ultimately replace Vincent Kompany for the next couple of matches in the Central defensive position. This is going to be a great test for Stefan Savic because of the fact that Manchester City’s form has dropped seriously in the last few matches. Even though they still hold the lead over Manchester United in the Premier league race, Manchester United are performing quite brilliantly and Manchester city need to keep up their performance in order to maintain their lead.

“When you are replacing someone like Vinny, everyone expects a lot from you. He is our captain and our leader. But I think I can do it. The first half was difficult and the tackle for the penalty was a bad decision from me. But after that we came back into the match and had some chances and we still have a chance to go to the final,” Savic told the club’s official website. Stefan Savic was signed from Partizan Belgrade for around £ 6 million and is yet to establish himself as a first-team player.