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Spurs legend Hoddle: Gerrard and Chelsea ace Lampard can play together

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle insists Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard can succeed together in South Africa.

In his column for the Daily Mail, Tottenham legend Hoddle wrote: "Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in midfield together... so what' s to be worried about?

"The two of them will arrive at the World Cup with goals all about them. Study the records, look at their power and menace from the midfield area. I'm telling you, any one of the other 31 countries would want to turn up with that sort of threat from midfield.

"But we seem to want to turn it into a crisis. OK, you wouldn't want to play with the two of them against Brazil, where Kaka would be dropping off the front and finding pockets of space.

"You wouldn't want them alone on duty against Spain's rapid movement and passing of Xavi and Iniesta, when we would always want to have an extra body - hopefully Gareth Barry."

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