Lampard pride at achievements

Frank Lampard has admitted his pride at being in the same bracket as Bobby Tambling as the midfielder stands on the brink of becoming Chelsea's record goalscorer.

Last Updated: 29/04/13 at 20:47 Post Comment

England international Lampard's first-half substitution proved a spark for Chelsea as they beat Swansea City 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.

The midfielder scored a penalty after coming on to move a step closer to becoming his club's all-time top scorer and he is now just one short of Tambling's record of 202 goals.

Tambling was a guest of honour at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Lampard told Sky Sports after the match: "He is a gentleman.

"I saw him before the game and I saw him afterwards. You would not meet a nicer guy in football.

"He has been in some bad health recently but it is great to see him come across for the game and I am very proud to be up and mentioned alongside a name like his in football terms but also as a bloke."

Lampard also says he has the full backing of Tambling as he approaches the record goalscoring total.

The former West Ham United star said: "He has been supportive since I got in the 100s, let alone the 200-mark."

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