Chelsea midfielder Lampard: We have to be realistic

He said: “We have to be realistic. We know we have to win a good proportion of our remaining games – if not every one.

“We have a lot of home games to come at the new Wembley and we can’t be negative about things and get our heads down. We all know there is a great deal of work to be done to get to where we want to be in 2008.

“Most definitely we’ve got the players in the squad capable of doing that and now it’s important we stand up and be counted and do the business.

“We’re in one of those patches now where it’s not coming but it’s not for the want of trying.

“People can talk all they like about waiting for it to come but we’re trying to make it happen. It’s as simple as that.”