Lampard focussed on winning in Ukraine

England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says he is more concerned on winning England’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Ukraine rather than gaining his 100th cap for his International side. 

Lampard will join a select brand of centurions to have played 100 times if he get’s plays against Ukraine which includes current England team mates Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole 

England will go into Tuesday’s game at Ukraine with limited options in attack after Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge joined the list of players unavaliable to feature through injury or suspension.

I never dreamt of getting anywehre near 100 caps to be honest,” added Lampard. “I will be very proud, 100 is a long time (playing), but first and foremost we need three points.

“I’d love to fly back from Ukraine with three points because that would put us in a strong position.”

Looking back on his previous 99 caps, the former West Ham forward described playing for his country as an honour. “Ive enjoyed every minute of travelling and playing for my country. What an honour that is. 

‘The carrot of Brazil, I would love to take part in that and everyone in the squad would.”

Looking towards the game Lampard says although they had a bad start to the group they have to be cautious. “They had a bad start to the group but against us they played with a lot of talent, they have a lot of technical ability and pace on the wings.” 

“I don’t think we were at our best that night but to not lose when you’re at your best is a good thing,”

“We’ll go there conscious they’re a strong team but confident in our own abilities.

‘We’ve got the team to get a result, no doubt.”

Written by George Coomber



 

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