Good guy Kompany comes to Delphs rescue

first_imgManchester City captain Vincent Kompany gave his teammate Fabian Delph a helping hand by giving him a lift back home in time for the birth of his daughterBoth players are currently participating at the World Cup after having impressive seasons in City’s record-breaking Premier League title-winning campaign.While Delph has only made the one start for England in their Group G finale defeat to Kompany’s Belgium, he has remained a key part of the squad.But the 28-year-old was thrown into quite a dilemma when his partner,  Natalie, was expecting their third child just before England’s quarter-final win against Sweden.But fortunately for the couple, Kompany came to the rescue in what was potentially an awkward encounter on the plane ride home.“Vincent Kompany’s family came out for the Belgium game and I am close with him and the family, so I flew back with Vincent’s family on a private plane,” said Delph, according to MEN.“It was just me, his children and his wife. They had just beaten us, so I didn’t know whether to speak to them! He has three lovely kids and they were running about.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“On my way back, I was just on my own on the plane. Fair play to the FA who looked after me. Now I am really looking forward to Wednesday.”While Delph has the benefit of having experienced being part of a title-winning squad in City, even he finds the World Cup with England to be an extremely stressful time.“It’s been stressful but it’s also been the most amazing week of my life,” he told PA Sport.“Nobody wants to miss the birth of their child, so to see that and then to get back and be involved in such a fantastic game and go through to the semi-finals is unbelievable.“It’s only hit me now. It’s been crazy. Over the last five or six weeks I thought I was fine but I hadn’t realised.“Now, having had the baby, I’ve really felt a massive weight off my shoulders.”The former Aston Villa midfielder returned in time for England’s quarter-final against Sweden and came on for the last 15 minutes of the game for Dele Alli as the Three Lions secured their first semi-final at the World Cup since 1990.last_img