Do you know what? I think it might be time for Frank Lampard to call time on his international career. For quite a few reasons.
First of all, it is abundantly clear that England need a fresh start after their 2010 World Cup debacle. They need to bring in some new players and look to the future.
Unfortunately for Lampard, this could mean he is the ones to move on. At 32-years-old, he is probably not going to be involved in the European Championships in two years and definitely won’t be there for the 2014 World Cup.
Therefore, why should he be involved in the up and coming international matches? Well, quite simply, he shouldn’t.
If nothing else, it will give Steven Gerrard a chance to actually perform in the position in which he excels in for his club. Should Gerrard go the rest of his international career playing with Lampard, it would be an injustice.
When you look at when Gerrard has been at his best for England – in the 5-1 victory over Germany in World Cup qualifying for example – Lampard was not in the team and this was no coincidence.
So, Mr Lampard – thanks for erm…being quite good in a few friendly matches and giving us the \’Gerrard and Lampard can’t play together’ excuse for why England have failed in major tournaments while you have been involved.
Lampard should now retire from international football and go back to playing for Chelsea, which if we are being honest, is what he does best anyway.
Meanwhile, it is getting to the point where world cup 2010 semi final prices and world cup 2010 final prices need to be looked at. Where do I stand on them? I think Argentina will win the whole thing if that makes any difference to anyone.