Frank Lampard can go on for “two or three years” at Chelsea – Jermain Defoe
Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe thinks Frank Lampard can play another three years for Chelsea. Jermain Defoe believes Chelsea would make a huge mistake if they offload the English midfield maestro.
Frank Lampard became the highest goal-scoring midfielder for England when he netted his 28th goal in an 8-0 demolition of San Marino during the World Cup qualification stage. Jermain Defoe admits he is highly impressed by the new-found form of Frank Lampard.
Jermain Defoe, who like Frank Lampard started his professional career from West Ham United more than a decade ago, feels Chelsea shouldn’t get rid of Frank Lampard this summer. The 30-year-old England international believes Frank Lampard still has a couple of years left in him.
“I was with Frank at West Ham when I was really young and, even then, his finishing was unbelievable,” Jermain Defoe said. “He finishes like a forward. There are not many like him, he loves scoring goals and when, he gets the chances, he doesn't miss.
“I don't know his situation at Chelsea but in my opinion he is someone you can't replace because of the amount of goals he has scored over the years. He is a special player. He can easily go on for another two or three years.
“At the end of the day you know you are going to get goals. You know what you are going to get from Frank and goals win games. I'm sure Chelsea won't get rid of him. He is a special player.”
Frank Lampard has already set his eyes on more challenges in his future. The veteran believes England will have to be wary of current group leaders Montenegro on Tuesday evening.
“Some of their players are playing at the top level in European football right now and we have been there before so we know the dangers,” Frank Lampard said. “You look at the state of the group and it's a really critical game and we have to be ready for it.”
Jermain Defoe, who scored a brace against San Marino on Friday night, believes England are capable of putting Montenegro to the sword in spectacular fashion.
“It is important to have had a good result and a good performance and all the things we worked on in training, we did well and the manager is happy,” Jermain Defoe added. “'The lads are more than experienced to go into a second game and do the same.
“It will be a different game but, with the players we've got, and the way we are playing at the minute, we can do the same.”