Chelsea ace rules out England exit

Chelsea star Frank Lampard insists he has never considered retirement from international football.

But Lampard admits that the wounds from England’s poor World Cup campaign this summer are still there.

Lampard told the Sunday Mirror: “We went to the World Cup on a high after an impressive qualifying ­campaign and I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I was.

“But I want to carry on with England.

“The thought of ­retiring has never crossed my mind.

“At the end of the day, only one team wins the World Cup and the rest go home at some stage and don’t win it so the talking is by the by.

“It is great for the people who are involved in that sort of thing, but it doesn’t actually make any difference. We’ll try and carry on, that’s what we have to do. We’ll have to come back and try and perform.”

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