Franky Lamps has done a lot of talking in the past few months, popping up to slate West Ham for having the nerve to boo him when he was crap as well as Claudio Ranieri for having the nerve to rotate him.
Now, it seems that the Chelsea midfielder is upset that his England performances are being judged by his goal threat, despite the fact that it’s the only reason that he’s in the side in the first place,
“I don’t want to sound precious or anything like that but perhaps people should stop judging me just on the goals I score.”
“At the end of the day I’m in there to be part of the team and, if the game goes well and I’m not scoring or even directly making goals, that’s okay as long as I’m contributing in other ways.”
“I thought I did that against Andorra at the weekend. They defended in great numbers and my job was to keep the ball moving and I thought I did that.”
Considering that players like Michael Carrick would be far better suited to doing everything other than scoring, which is why the Manchester United midfielder was brought on against Andorra, perhaps Frank should be a little more realistic about what he offers his country, or his club for that matter.
Otherwise, he’s going to come out sounding “precious” again when McClaren finally comes to his senses, moves Gerrard back into the middle and puts Lennon on the right.