London, Apr 29 : Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has expressed his desire to following the footsteps of Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs by playing for as long as possible for the Blues.
Lampard has a year left on his current deal and will open talks at the end of this season, insisting he is happy at Chelsea.
“I love Chelsea and, ideally, I will be here longer than just one more season,” The Daily Mirror quoted Lampard, as saying.
“I look at people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United and see what they are still doing and I would love to do the same for Chelsea. I want to emulate them,” he added.
The England international said he contemplated playing with a foreign club few years back, but is now happy at the club. He also realizes that he won’t be part of every Chelsea game as he is growing older, but insists he is still enjoying his game.
“I considered playing abroad three or four years ago, that’s true. But I decided to be here at Chelsea for the long haul,” he said.
“You can see what can be achieved by players like John Terry and Steven Gerrard who have been one-club men. Talks are planned with the club in the summer and as long as they want me, I would be more than happy to continue,” he added.
“As you get that bit older, you can’t play the same way as you did five or six years ago. But I still feel I can contribute. I still feel good and I feel fresh in training and I am enjoying my football as much as ever,” he said. (ANI)
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