City star believes veteran’s late strike could cost former club.
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany believes that Frank Lampard’s late strike against Chelsea at the weekend could come back to haunt the Blues in the race for the Premier League title, the Daily Mirror reports.
Lampard, who spent 13 years at Chelsea, was left torn after his 85th-minute goal rescued a point for champions Manchester City to keep them within touching distance of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leaders.
The two title favourites shared a point a piece on Sunday and the City captain believes that Lampard’s goal could prove to be vital in the coming months.
“Ever since I’ve been at this club, seasons and big moments have been decided on small events like this, so I will never underestimate what it could mean to our season,” said Kompany.
“Frank has brought experience – experience is not just a word you make up, it’s really something that helps, like the goal he scored.
It means keeping your head cool when you’re under pressure and we’re down to 10 men. How many players would’ve scored that goal? That’s what he’s proven in only a few minutes.
“The goal he scored is probably something you would have seen from him for the last 15 years in the Premier League. He’s so clever, still extremely motivated and ultimately you play so many competitions, you need all the guys to be there, and he’s another who will make our team stronger.”
Lampard has just a short spell at City as he is set to join MLS expansions side New York City FC in January.
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