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Chelsea ace Lampard: Watching Man Utd celebrate title burned me up

Chelsea ace Frank Lampard admits celebrating Manchester United players burned him up last season.

Lamps is fuelled by the sense of failure, having seen Manchester United win the title and Chelsea end the season potless - which ultimately led to the sacking of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Lampard told Chelsea magazine: "I think it does motivate us. We've had a great six or seven years in which we've won a lot of trophies and it's not possible to win every year - no team does that.

"So, although it's a disappointment, you have to put it into perspective. But, at the same time, that is a great motivation because, once you do win, you start getting a bit greedy and hungry for more.

"Watching everyone else celebrate when you're not makes you hungry as well, so there will be a real determination among the squad and the management this year to put that right.

"I'm self-driven. I want to improve myself again, I want to have a good season, I want to have a full season without injury and, of course, I want to win things.

"I come back with that attitude every year. Once you've had a month off, you start getting hungry to return and win things for your club.

"When you get older you do understand that the end will come, so I'm just trying to enjoy it and prolong it.

"I will try to stay playing and being able to contribute in a positive way to the club for as long as I possibly can.

"I feel very fresh and, after missing pre-season with injury last year, it's nice to come back without those worries and to feel fresh from the start.

"I'm enjoying the thought of getting really fit and to get up and running really quickly."

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