Sunday, 17 November 2013

Lampard enjoys Germany rivalry

Frank Lampard believes England and Germany have a “good rivalry” and is hoping to play a part on Tuesday night.

According to Skysports, Lampard was awarded his 103rd cap as captain in Friday night’s 2-0 defeat by Chile and is keen to feature again at Wembley in the second match of the international friendly double-header.
The 35-year-old Chelsea midfielder played the full 90 minutes on the last occasion the two nations met, when Germany thrashed England 4-1 in the World Cup 2010 round-of-16 tie in Bloemfontein.
Lampard famously had a goal incorrectly chalked off in that encounter, although he did score against the Germans in a Wembley friendly in August 2007 only for the visitors to win that game 2-1.
Looking ahead to Tuesday night, Lampard said, “I’d love to play. It’s what we’re here for, particularly against Germany. I think it’s going to be a full house here.
“They’re our rivals, and not in a terrible way – it’s a good rivalry. We’ve got a lot of respect for them, but we want to beat them.
“There’s a lot at stake for us. When 80,000, 90,000 of your own people come to support you at home, you really want to get a good result.
“And there is a lot of history there.”

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