Chelsea icon Lampard: I love preseason

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he enjoys preseason training. Lampard will be expecting a tough month of work, but it is one he thrives on rather than baulks at.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he enjoys preseason training.

Lampard will be expecting a tough month of work, but it is one he thrives on rather than baulks at.

"I love pre-season," the England international told chelseafc.com. "I love training, getting yourself fit again having had a month off. It's nice to see different parts of the world on tour and it's nice to get your focus back having had a month off.

"The work you put into pre-season doesn't mean you will be at your best instantly when the Premier League starts, but what you are doing is building a base for the season,' he continues. 'It's a very important time for any player. You try to get the sharpness back as quickly as you can.

"Different managers have benefited me more, so if I don't get what I need I try and do it myself. I have to do my own stuff, and if I don't it's hard to start the season sharp."

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