Vincent Kompany is confident his injury woes are over and he can now focus on leading Manchester City to Premier League glory.
The Man City captain was side-lined due to calf problems which limited his playing time this season to just 10 games, but he is keen on helping the Citizens - who have lost two games on the bounce at the Etihad – to get back to winning ways.
"I prepared in the right way. If you could see me when I am not playing, you would understand why I say I always come back stronger," he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
"I found out what the problem might be and it's not something that should be a problem for the long term. I need to manage it for the first few months but that is one thing I have got out of the last six weeks.
"Some people get their heads down and start whining about why they are not playing. I am thinking I could have been a bit quicker or a bit more mobile or I could have worked on this or that. I do that all the time while injured – and that is why I come back stronger.
"I've worked extremely hard. There's always that part that people don't see, the things you do behind the scenes. I've just been grafting to make sure I get the most out of the rest of this season and the rest of my years.
"I look after everything now. I have got a certain amount of time left to play and want to make the most out of it. I don't want to let anything slip."
Sunday's defeat to Spurs puts City six points behind league leaders Leicester City.