Lampard told cfcuk: “Munich was the greatest night of my football life and it’s going to be a hard trophy to defend.
“He’s been with the club all his career and he’s the one player who deserved to play against Bayern Munich.
“I was gutted about him not playing.
“You look back to the first leg of the Barcelona semi-final when we won 1-0 at home and John and Gary Cahill were immense. We probably wouldn’t have won that game without them.
“So nothing should take away from the fact that John was a massive part of the success we had in Munich, whatever anyone says.”