Chelsea’s Lampard not giving up on England career

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Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard is remaining defiant regarding his England career even though the critics are looking to bring him down.

The 33-year old midfielder has been the subject of plenty of speculation this week after he was dropped to the bench for Friday’s 3-0 win over Bulgaria but bounced back with a solid 73-minute performance in the 1-0 victory over Wales at Wembley last night.

Lampard knows that there will be some knockers because of his age but he insists he will not call it quits on his international career until the manager makes his decision for him.

"One thing I do know is that, while I can give everything, I will give everything," said Lampard.

"And the only time I would probably not play for England is when the manager doesn’t want pick me any more – which can happen – or whether I find it a lot more beneficial for me in terms of my long-term career that I don’t want to play, and I’m certainly not near that.

"I’m 33 and once you hit 30 or 33 then people will always start talking up the ‘old’ thing.

"I’m here in the squad and very proud to be an England player."

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