Manchester City latest: Three days for Aguero to make final; Kompany on cup woes

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Vincent Kompany has been looking back on Manchester City’s FA Cup final defeat last season, and hopes the disappointment of that day will become motivation for League Cup success against Sunderland.

In quotes published by the Mirror, the defender said, “In the back of my mind, I still have the defeat against Wigan last season.

“It’s not a negative, it has been my drive and is possibly the best thing that has happened in that it has given me even more hunger.

“You realise how precious it is to you and to your people.

“It doesn’t feel nice to go all that way and then, just before the end, you see it taken away from you.”

Given City’s form this season, surely they will have too much for Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, but the Black Cats have already sprung a few surprises and will be planning another at Wembley.

Yesterday, we brought you the news that City youngster Emyr Huws has received his first call-up to the Welsh national team, and now ex-player Malcolm Allen has praised that selection.

Speaking to the BBC, Allen said, “If you can break through into Manchester City’s first-team, I would say he deserves a chance at international level.”

And finally, the Mirror reports that Sergio Aguero has until Friday to prove he is fit for the League Cup final.

The Argentine striker has been out with a hamstring injury and has only recently returned to training. But the paper claims Aguero could still make it into Manuel Pellegrini’s plans, which could then see him get the necessary match-practice prior to the vital Champions League encounter with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

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