19 Legendary Frank Lampard Quotes That Chelsea Fans Will Love

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19. On his late mother: “I always dedicate my goals to my mum. I lost her a couple of years ago. She was my biggest supporter and is always with me.”

18. On retiring from international duty: “I was having a chat with Luke Shaw and I mentioned Tony Adams and he didn’t seem to know who I was talking about. I said, ‘Are you wining me up?’ and he said ‘Who did he play for?’ I knew then that it was time to retire.”

17. On the move to Spain that never materialised: “Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let's put it that way.”

16. On getting abuse: “When you take a lot of stick you want to ram it down people’s throats.”

15. On how he wants to spend the last few years of his career: “I don't want to be a passenger sitting on the bench not doing much, even in my older years.”

14. On being an intelligent football: “Nobody expects a footballer to have any kind of an IQ, which is a bit of an unfair stereotype.”

13. On how to succeed as a footballer: “I can't stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you'll come through.”

12. On his new home: “I like to go to America. That's where I go for most of my holidays.”

11. On playing for England: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of travelling and playing for my country. What an honour that is.”

10. On his former club West Ham: “A lot of things happened when I left there, and to be fair they treated me really bad, and now I have to play against them so I don't have any feelings for them at all.”

9. On keeping focused: “When you see young players coming into the squad and pushing you, no matter what age you are, you have to react. You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can. If you end up looking around at others, wondering who's performing better, you take your eye off the ball.”

8. On dealing with disappointments: “I think about all my successes and failures, and sometimes the failures stick in your head as much as the wins. But you do move on.”

7. On his 12 GCSEs: “I was always pretty good at school, but a lot of it was memorising, maybe cheating off your mates, stuff that gets you through.”

6. On changes behind the scenes: “Training’s completely different now. It used to be a lot of running and work without the ball. Now it's all with the ball, which any player loves.”

5. On whether he can play with Steven Gerrard: “The development of our relationship has been very good. I enjoy playing with Steven.”

4. On proving people wrong: “At school I remember completing a paper about what I wanted to do for a job. I put ‘footballer’ and the teacher told me that being a footballer is not a job. She told me only one in 300 kids make it as a footballer and she would say ‘Do you think you will be the one?’ I said, ‘Yes I do.’ And my classmates would sit there and laugh at me.”

3. . On scoring against Chelsea for Manchster City: “I’d be unprofessional if I didn’t come on and do my job. I’m a bit lost for words, I didn’t expect to come on and score.”

2. On losing to Spurs: “It is always bad to lose to Tottenham because they make DVDs of it for the next ten years.”

1. On what it means to play for Chelsea: “This club becomes you. Once you’ve played for it, you’re always welcomed back for the rest of your life, so you become Chelsea and it becomes you.”

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