Ex-Blues midfielder makes shocking claim against United new-boy.Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has had an extraordinary dig at Manchester United new-boy Luke Shaw as he told the Sun about his reasons for quitting the England national team.
In an in-depth and revealing interview yesterday, the 36-year-old covered a number of big topics surrounding his career of late, and mentioned that United left-back Shaw persuaded him that it was time to retire from international duty.
In a shocking revelation, Lampard has explained that in a recent conversation with Shaw, who was involved with England at this summer’s World Cup and is one of the most highly rated players in the country at the moment, did not know who Arsenal legend and former Three Lions captain Tony Adams was.
Adams is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in modern history, and won 66 caps for England in his career, as well as captaining Arsenal to four league titles at club level, alongside numerous other major honours.
Still, Shaw claimed that he had not heard of the former centre-back, who only retired in 2002 and who has since worked in management, which persuaded Lampard to leave the England setup.
“I was having a chat with Luke Shaw and I mentioned Tony Adams and he didn’t seem to know who I was talking about,” Lampard said.
“I said: ‘Are you winding me up?’ And he said: ‘Who did he play for?’ I knew then then it was time to retire.”
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