The Belgian defender Vincent Kompany has proven to be one of the important players for the national team and Manchester City over the last few years. The Italian Roberto Mancini has certainly missed his presence in the Manchester City team over the last few months because the defender has not played because of injury problems since January.

However, he could be set for return to first-team action from this weekend onwards. The defender is expected to make his return in the match against Macedonia. Belgium will be taking on Macedonia in this crucial World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday night.

Belgium have so far been one of the standout performers in this group, but they need to be wary of the threat from Croatia. The Croatians will be playing against Wales, and they are expected to get all three points from this encounter. Hence, Belgian need to win against Macedonia in order to maintain their position at the top of the group going into the final few rounds of qualifying. Belgium are ahead of Croatia in the group A only on goal difference. The return of Kompany will be a major boost for the national team manager. The defender has said that it has been a frustrating spell on the sidelines, but he is happy to be back.

“I feel great. I’ve put in some hard work over the last eight weeks and I’m very happy to be back in the team. It’s been frustrating but it is something that you have to deal with. I’ve been through things a lot worse than this,” said Vincent Kompany ahead of the match with Macedonia. The return of the defender Kompany will also be crucial to Manchester city in the remaining eight matches of the Premier league, as they trail the leaders Manchester United by 15 points.