Chelsea boss Avram Grant has backed England midfielder Frank Lampard to overcome the critics who have made his life uncomfortable on international duty.

Lampard was booed by England fans when he came on as a substitute against Estonia but Grant said: "Frank is a strong character and he wants to play for England. I want him to play for England because I think he deserves it.

"Frank has shown in the past he has a strong character. When he gets on the pitch he gives 100 per cent."