Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany are major doubts for the Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach on 30 September after the 4-1 defeat at Tottenham. The Chilean boss, meanwhile, has defended his decision to give Willy Caballero the number one role ahead of Joe Hart, revealing the England international "was not 100%" to play due to a back problem.
City lost their second successive Premier League game despite Kevin de Bruyne putting them ahead earlier in the game following a good counterattack. But Eric Dier equalised prior to half-time before Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela completed the comeback for Spurs in the second half.
Kompany was expected to return to action following the injury he sustained against Juventus but did not play after suffering a setback during the warm up. And asked whether the Belgium international will be fit for the Champions League tie, Pellegrini admitted: "I don't think so, we will see.
"At the beginning, he was fit to be at least on the bench but in the warm up he felt some problems in his calf. It was the calf problem from against Juventus, he has not recovered 100%."
Meanwhile, Toure was taken off after 56 minutes during the defeat against Spurs due to an injury. "Yaya had some problem in his hamstring," Pellegrini said. "We don't know about the Champions League, we must wait until Monday to decide. We will see what the doctor says [about a scan]."
Meanwhile, asked about the decision to play Caballero between the sticks after the Argentine had a poor game, the manager said: "Joe had a problem with his back during the week and couldn't just work one day this week, so I decided Willy must play. Joe for me was not 100%."