Bacary Sagna hailed the potential return of Blues Captain Vincent Kompany as a big boost for Manchester City who currently sit six points behind league leaders Leicester City in the Premier League title race.
"He is our captain so it's always nice to see him back. He has a strong character. It's really important when he plays because he can talk out from the back.
"He is a true leader and I think he's quite powerful both physically and mentally. He's proved it in the past and I think he's coming back at the right time. He has a strong voice!
"It's a massive boost."
Sagna also claimed that City is very much alive in the Premier League title race despite sitting fourth currently.
"We have to keep positive and of course think about the game this weekend against Tottenham. It's going to be another massive, massive game. Leicester will face Arsenal so we know we can make things happen.
"Whoever starts in that team is ready to fight so I am not worried. I think this is definitely the strongest team that I have been a part of because we have top players in every single position and the desire to win the league."