Lierse striker Wes Sonck says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is currently the best Belgian playing in Europe.

Kompany's absence from FIFA's Team of the Year this week created headlines in Belgium.

And Sonck said: "Seeing him as City captain is just phenomenal.

"I saw Vincent last summer with physiotherapist Lieven Maesschalck. I couldn't believe my eyes: he has increased in weight, but only in muscle and not fat."