Chelsea midfielder Lampard rules out England retirement
Lampard's season has been hampered by injury, but he won't consider lightening his workload with international retirement.
He told The Sun: "Definitely not and I certainly won't. I think the idea you prolong your career like that is over-exaggerated. We are talking about four to six breaks during a year. I tell you what happens at Chelsea when it's international week - you have four days off which is great.
"But then you come back and you work your b******s off to compensate for that break.
"So you probably work just as hard as if you had been with England. So it may be a mental break but in terms of slowing you down and getting a few more years out of your career... no.
"I remember Paolo Maldini played for a long, long time for club and country. He was still playing 40 games a year when he was 39.
"So the real question's not about prolonging your career, it's whether you want to play for your country or not. And I do!"