Mata labels Chelsea teammate Lampard as a ‘legend’

Juan Mata has labeled his Chelsea midfield mate Frank Lampard as a ‘legend’ of the game.

Juan Mata has labeled his Chelsea midfield mate Frank Lampard as a ‘legend’ of the game.

The 33-year old came off the bench to sink a late penalty which helped the Blues beat Manchester City 2-1 and his efforts were praised by Spanish winger Mata who feels the England international still has plenty to offer.

"Lampard is a legend here, a legend who keeps on providing a lot of good to the club," said Mata.

"He is a great presence to have in the dressing room and, for me, he is a standard-bearer for the entire world of football.

"I have only known him a few months but he is a great guy and he has been very accommodating to all the new players coming in.

"He has the experience to remain calm, even when he's not playing, to know that there will be times when he will play because there are so many games.

"He still has a lot to give. He will score a lot of goals and play a lot of games this season, I'm sure."

 

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