“It certainly was not on purpose. I think I have my studs fitted on the leg, but it goes to the ball.” Vincent Kompany insists that there was no harm in his controversial challenge on Aaron Lennon in Manchester City’s defeat of Burnley on Saturday. Burnley boss Sean Dyche believed the city captain should have been sent out for his big challenge at Lennon in the first minute at the Etihad Stadium.
Lennon could continue on treatment and after that, he could play, but Dyche also revealed that the Clarets wing wanted to have two stitches in a wound on the thigh. Kompany said, “It was definitely was not on purpose. The things happening a somewhat blindside. I think I have my studs on the leg, but it goes to the ball. “I think I got it and luckily he was not hurt. That’s the most important thing.” City took advantage of winning 5-0 and keeping their place at the top of the Premier League.
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Burnley midfielder Aaron Lennon believes that his team can repeat last season performance and finish high up the table. He was speaking after Burnley won their first league game of the season and he said that this can be a turnaround in their season.
He admitted that they started the Premier League campaign badly and that they needed improvement. He believes that their participation in the Europa League has hindered their performance in the domestic league and that their elimination can be a blessing in disguise for them.
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England international Aaron Lennon has admitted that he has started enjoying the beautiful game after making the move to Burnley during the previous transfer window. The 31-year-old had struggled to gain regular gametime during the backend of his Everton career and there was a period where Lennon was hospitalised with depression concerns.
Despite this, he has managed to revive his footballing career and the winger admits he has made the right choice to link up with Sean Dyche’s side, he said: “Probably for the last four or five years, I was not enjoying my football but for the period since joining Burnley [in January], I am really enjoying it again. I wouldn’t have said that I’d fallen out of love with football, but I’ve been through long periods of not being involved in the squads.
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