Manchester City latest: Lampard shocked at successful start, Kompany hails teammate as one of world's best

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Frank Lampard admits he's been blown away by his successful start to his loan spell at Manchester City which has seen the former England midfielder voted as the club's player of the month for September.

The 36-year-old scored a vital equaliser against former club Chelsea, a brace in the Capital One Cup against Sheffield Wednesday and a further goal in the win at Hull City to run away with the award, but insists that other teammates were just as deserving.

'If somebody had said I would be voted player of the month by the fans in my first full month playing I would have had difficulty believing them,' he told the club's official website.

'To beat James Milner and David Silva is really flattering and especially James, who has had a fantastic start to the season and is someone who doesn’t always get the plaudits he deserves.

'Although I’ve found that’s not the case with City fans, who are very appreciative of him and what he brings to the team.

'I think my goals probably edged it but Milly deserves a big shout out as well.'

With Yaya Toure returning late to City from international duty, Lampard could be in line to start against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunchtime, and is well aware of the potential dangers Mauricio Pochettino's side pose.

'I’ve done alright against Spurs over the years and playing them was always a big game at Chelsea,' he said.

'I think they’ll be up and around the top six this season. They may go through a slight transitional period but I was very impressed with their manager when he was at Southampton and if he can bring the same imprint on Tottenham, who arguably have more quality within their squad, they’ll do really well.'

Elsewhere, captain Vincent Kompany has hailed striker Edin Dzeko as 'simply one of the best players in the world in his position' after the Bosnian scored against Belgium in Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier draw, promising to buy him a beer if he does the same on the weekend.

The Blues forward and national team skipper opened the scoring in the Group B clash after 28 minutes with a low left-foot shot inside the box, before Belgium equalised through Radja Nainggolan in the second-half to see the game end 1-1.

'I find it more important that he will score on Saturday. In that case, I definitely want to buy him a beer!,' he told M.E.N Sports.

'I was afraid that he would score from a corner or something because he was my man to mark. Of course it's a team sport. I congratulated him, but I'd prefer he did it on Saturday.'

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