I think it was in Moscow last year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John's, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true.

— Frank Lampard

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Before my mother died, she told me not to leave Chelsea.

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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 whos performing better, you take your eye off the ball.

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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.

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Reading with my children is incredibly important to me and a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, exploring magical worlds through books and stories.

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Of course it is going to be difficult for any player to get in the Chelsea side no matter who they are.

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I didn't want to be the rebel who was bottom of the class, so I worked hard.

They wanted me to stay on for A-Levels, but football came calling - that was my real love.

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I think I work harder on the pitch, I cover more ground and my passing is more accurate.

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Even with the quality of players that we have, they're an extremely hard side to break down and once they get on top of you, you find it difficult to stem the flow of attacks.

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I'm happy here, and why change when you love the club and the club's in a really good position right now.

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I fancy our chances at the European Championships.

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When I came to Chelsea from West Ham there were certain parts of my game I felt I needed to improve and I like to think now that I have shown dramatic improvement.

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I have a lot of good football talk with cabbies, but when you want to get somewhere in a hurry, it can be distracting. I always know they're going to want to talk football if 'Talksport' is on the radio.

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About Frank Lampard

Quotes 68 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

If I could have been anyone in the world, it would have been Ronaldinho.

He's fantastic, I love watching him.

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Every season will have its dips and hard moments, and the challenge then is to make sure you don't get too down in those moments and make sure you come back fighting.

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I never relax on the year before. Every year I want to get more out of myself so I use it as a driving force, rather than a pressure thing.

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Of course, there will be few people who are sympathetic but you don't become a great team overnight, no matter how much money you have at your disposal.

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There is such a belief in the squad that we could really do something.

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If I ever have a son, I would call him Frankie, and it's a family name - it's my dad and my dad's dad, so you know, it sticks. I won't forget it.

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I admit I was somewhat concerned when we started to sign so many players - naturally you are going to worry about whether you can retain your place in the side.

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I had a fear of losing, a fear of what might happen if I had a bad game.

Would I get dropped? I don't remember a lot of stuff in my career.

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The advantage does lie with us because we're at home and if we can't motivate ourselves for this match then we can't motivate ourselves for any match. I think the crowd will be up for it as well.

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But we have the players, as we have shown against good opposition this season, we're an extremely difficult side to live with at home. (on Chelsea)

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My dad shaped the footballing side of me, and Mum shaped me as a person.

I've always been very close to her - we've only ever had one argument, and that was over something stupid when I was 13.

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I've always been a city person - London boy - and New York is just incredible.

It has what London has but almost more in terms of variety, culture, social life, everything. I just like walking the streets and feeling the energy and the vibe.

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I remember being in West Ham's youth team and seeing Jody Morris play for Chelsea at 17 and you scoring for Liverpool on your debut when you were 18. I was watching it on Soccer Saturday and I was like, "I can't believe he's scored!" It's professional jealousy. It's best to be honest about it. It gave me real desire. I was thinking "God I want that to be me".

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But to be fair, Arsenal are a quality side.

They're not where they are by chance - they are not top of the league and unbeaten because they are a bad team.

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I think every player enjoys praise and I have to work extremely hard on the training ground to bring my game together.

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That's the statement of the culture of England and Britain that someone would try to con a personal statement out of you to then be broadcast everywhere for everyone to debate.

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If I lose the ball, I lose it trying to do the right thing. That's the way it is.

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When I was at school, I wanted to be a lawyer.

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Remember every team wants to beat Chelsea, probably even more than Manchester United or Arsenal because they believe we have an unfair advantage.

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In international football, you need pace and you need your players up top to create things out of nothing and run at people.

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I think when you have spent the money that we have, it's bound to bring it's own pressure. The players have shown that they can handle that though. (on Chelsea)

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As far as I see it you just can't give Messi space in the dangerous areas - we have to close him down, get tight and give him as little room as we can because if you don't, he can destroy you.

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I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused.

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Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let's put it that way.

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If you're going to be a man that reads the papers and takes everything as gospel truth, that's a sign of who you are, that isn't a sign of the reality.

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In a way, I've thrived on the competition, perhaps it has made a better player because of it.

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I read Michael Caine's biography. It was about him growing up

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I always wanted to be a winner, to score goals.

There was no massive bravery in terms of my mum passing away and stepping up. I just wanted to score. I know everyone would have given me a pass on it if I hadn't taken it. But I'd have had the hump with myself if I'd shirked it.

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I loved reading Roald Dahl when I was young but I had forgotten a lot about the books. I read the 'BFG' on the iPad the other day and it was so interesting to see his descriptions of clothes and places.

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In terms of not retiring? I don't want to leave and think to myself, "Maybe I should have stayed a bit longer". I'm dwelling on it. I have turned down a few Premier League offers. But the fact is, after being at Chelsea for so long and a year with Manchester City, I don't want to get involved in a relegation dogfight.

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There's a few ugly ones. Carlo is probably the best looking [on chelsea players]

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People had said to me New York is kind of cutthroat and people walk past you on the street. I find it the opposite. I find that people want to talk.

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If players are performing for you, their age shouldn't really matter, especially because the older players can bring their experience to the table.

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Having grown up watching Barcelona, Elen gets a bit annoyed watching me if I don't do flicks and tricks like Ronaldinho. I have to explain you can't do that all the time in a game!

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They're a very offensive team and even without Thierry Henry they can still do damage to you all over the pitch. (on Arsenal)

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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.

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When I look back, I didn't enjoy any of the big games.

I didn't enjoy any of the finals. You enjoy lifting the trophy and the celebrations. But it was always the next game.

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