The midfielder is trying to remain positive ahead of the World Cup.
Frank Lampard will captain England in their friendly against Chile in honour of the Chelsea star reaching 100 caps, but the midfielder is still not sure of a World Cup place.
Ahead of the nation’s matches with the Chileans and Germany, manager Roy Hodgson has sent out a message to the players that no one is guaranteed a spot on the plane to Brazil next year.
Lampard’s Blues team-mate Ashley Cole is another who could be left out of the team and the 35-year-old is realistic about the Englishman’s own chances.
“I’m not silly. I understand that I’m in a dogfight to get into the squad and I can see the young players coming into the squad and pushing me,” the veteran was quoted by the Mirror.
“I understand that, no matter what age you are, you have to react. You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can.
“If you end up looking around at others, wondering who’s performing better, you take your eye off the ball.”
Lampard’s club form has been somewhat indifferent this term and by the time the biggest tournament in world football comes around next summer the player will be 36.
All of these things are likely to count against the star from east London, who has youngsters such as Tom Cleverley, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere all vying for a spot in the national team instead of him.
Dapatkan Chelsea rumor transfer dan berita dalam Bahasa Indonesia di fanatix ID!