Chelsea veteran Lampard eager to play on for England

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is eager to play on for England. Lampard has no plans to quit the international scene any time soon.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is eager to play on for England.

Lampard has no plans to quit the international scene any time soon.

"I won't retire whatever happens," said Lampard, who made his England debut in 1999 against Belgium.

"I am pleased that (Hodgson has faith in me). You don't know if everything is going to be the same after an injury.

"You know it won't go on forever. Every time I am in or around the squad I give my all, whether it's starting or on the bench.

"I have a lot of respect for the manager. I think he respects that I want to help in any way I possibly can and if I can keep going then brilliant."

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