Frases de Frank Lampard
Data de nascimento: 20. Junho 1978
Frank James Lampard OBE é um ex-futebolista inglês que atuava como meia. Atualmente é o treinador do Derby County.
Lampard é um dos maiores ídolos do Chelsea, clube onde atuou durante treze anos, conquistando neste período treze títulos oficiais, sendo protagonista de quase todas as conquistas. Em 2005, foi considerado o segundo melhor jogador do mundo, ficando atrás apenas de Ronaldinho Gaúcho do Barcelona. Em 2012, conquistou a Liga dos Campeões da UEFA, vencendo o Bayern de Munique na final em plena Allianz Arena. Lampard detém o recorde de gols e assistências com a camisa do Chelsea, e é considerado o maior jogador da história do clube londrino por muitos ídolos da equipe, como John Terry e Bobby Tambling.
Pela Seleção Inglesa, atuou durante quinze anos, sendo convocado para as Copas do Mundo de 2006, 2010 e 2014, e eleito para a equipe ideal da Eurocopa de 2004. Lampard também defendeu as cores do West Ham, Swansea City, Manchester City e New York City, profissionalmente.
Citações Frank Lampard
„I would not be the player I am today without him, I would not have improved without my dad. In the early years, he would have me over the park training when everyone else was at home or playing with their mates, I was jumping on the floor, getting up and running again, sprinting - I will never forget that. I thank him for everything he has done in my football life and for being a dad.“
„A lot of the reason I am here is because of my strength, my determination and character. I would just like to talk about a girl called Lucy.I went to her funeral today, she was 10 years old. She came to the game against Charlton where we lifted the Premiership trophy. She had a tumor on the brain - really she should have died the week before that game. But she was so desperate to come and see that game, to watch us play. The character and strength she showed made me put everything in perspective.I would like to dedicate this whole award to her, her family, especially her mother, and I would like to say thanks to everyone tonight.“
„I do play with minor knocks at times. I'm not saying I'm a Braveheart compared to others, but I do just get on with it. And I do a lot of extra work, not so much gym work, I won't go in and pump iron, but I do like to do as much as I can on the training pitch. I'll practise my finishing, my passing, my dribbling and my sprints. Maybe that all contributes to that bit of luck I have staying fit. It's something my old man (his father, Frank Sr, formerly of West Ham and England) has instilled in me since I was a kid. Now, if I don't do that bit extra, I don't go into a game feeling I've prepared right.“
— Frank Lampard