Frank Lampard, a Chelsea midfielder and England regular, has asserted his power as he hits the best form of his life. With these powers he currently possesses, he hopes to rejuvenate not only England’s general form, but also their presence on the international scale. Despite England having one of the most profound groups of leagues in the world – seeing their international team would suggest their league is more like the A-League, not the Premier League.
“I hear the manager has said I am in some of the best form of my career – and I would agree with that. I feel on top of my game.
“In the period between the England game with Russia and the one in Austria, over the last four or five weeks, I have felt very strong.
“Maybe what has contributed is that I came back very fresh from my time off because of injury.
“I had several frustrating weeks on the side-lines and came back when I was fit and available raring to go. I feel fresh because of that and sharp.”
“Now things are back into our hands in terms of qualifying there is a fantastic feeling in the squad,” he concluded.
“Since I’ve been involved in the squad when there’s been a big game on which qualification hinges, like in Turkey a few years ago, we’ve managed to get the right result.
“We’ve performed better in the bigger games, especially the ones to qualify for major championships and we can do it again against Croatia.
“We can beat Croatia. We know we have got the ability in the team to do it.”
So are people feeling comfortable if England have to rely on a Lampard-Gerrard midfield, that has thus far failed to deliver anything near what either player’s club form hints at?