Next Game

NY Red Bulls v Chelsea

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 01:00

Int Champs Cup North America

Lampard wants four more years

Frank Lampard says he hopes to emulate Ryan Giggs as he waits for a decision to be made on his Chelsea future.

Last Updated: 12/05/13 at 14:16 Post Comment

Frank Lampard believes he can play on for four more years

Frank Lampard believes he can play on for four more years

The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season when he will find out if he will be allowed to fulfil his desire to see out his playing career at Stamford Bridge.

And the England midfielder has cited the example of evergreen Manchester United duo Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as evidence he can still make an impact at Chelsea next season.

"I'd love to carry on as long as I feel I can do and I feel I'm fit," said Lampard, who became Chelsea's highest goalscorer with his double against Aston Villa on Saturday.

"I'd love to do that, for another three or four years. I'd love to emulate those boys.

"Ryan Giggs (has) got an aura around him. All the players at the club look up to him. He's the mark."

While Lampard has had to adapt to interim manager Rafael Benitez's rotation policy this season but insists he has had enough time on the pitch to keep his mind from wandering to thoughts about his future at the club.

"The easiest part about this season has been playing games, in terms of the speculation," Lampard said.

"When you are thinking about it too much at home it becomes more detrimental, but when you're playing and training and want to do well for the team then it's easier."

It is not the first time that Lampard's career at Chelsea has been uncertain as the arrival of Roman Abramovich as owner in 2003 brought with it an influx of big-name signings.

But Lampard says the arrival of a string of global superstars merely served to drive him to improve as a player and he will welcome any fresh competition from any new arrivals this summer.

He said: "Every summer you thought: 'Blimey, there's more coming in, am I going to play?' The ones that stayed here were the determined ones and the ones that fought to try to up their level to stay in the team.

"The John Terrys of the world, at that time the Eidur Gudjohnsens. We went through that transition and became important players for the Roman era.

"Roman Abramovich completely transformed the club. It became a winning club and that was certainly down to him."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Roberto Firmino eyeing trophy success at Liverpool after saying bye to Hoffenheim

Liverpool's £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino hopes to celebrate "a lot of success" at Anfield and 'can't wait test himself in the Premier League'.

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company