Lampard didn´t even dream of 50 caps

Lamps said: “There were plenty of times when I could never even dream of winning 50 caps.

“I remember being stuck on one cap and watching Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Steven Gerrard as the mainstays of midfield.

“It was a case of working hard and waiting for my breakthrough opportunity, but my best game probably didn’t come until the opening match of Euro 2004 against France.

“That was my first taste of a big competition and I will never forget the atmosphere.

“Losing in the last minute was a huge disappointment but it still sticks in my mind as the moment when I realised what playing for England was all about.”