Chelsea’s Frank Lampard – in his first time captaining the national side – said he was proud to lead England to a 2-1 victory over Denmark in Copenhagen.
Goals from Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and Ashley Young won it for England after Daniel Agger had given the Danes an early lead.
Lampard was handed the armband by Fabio Capello – with both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard absent through injury – and although he was substituted at half time, the 32-year-old was thrilled to see his side record a victory.
“I was very proud and it was very nice personally, for me to do that,” he told Sky Sports News. “It’s taken a lot of caps for me to captain the team and I’m pleased it ended in a winning night for us.”
Blues made Gomez bid.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez claims his club turned down a £35.6m Chelsea bid, during the January transfer window according to the Guardian.
Reports emanating from Germany allege the Blues moved for the 25-year-old as an insurance policy, in the event of the Fernando Torres deal falling through.
However, the German international denies having any knowledge of the bid: “I only found out about the offer after the club had turned it down,” he told Bild. “But it wouldn’t have mattered anyway as I am already at a top club and I am playing where I always wanted to.”
The former Stuttgart striker is currently top scorer in the Bundesliga with 16 goals in 14 games.
Drogba reveals low morale.
Following defeat to Liverpool, Didier Drogba admitted the Chelsea camp is in a collective ‘bad mood’, as their title aspirations slip away, the Metro report.
Kenny Dalglish’s side left Stamford Bridge with all three points, after drawing inspiration from facing ex-red Fernando Torres, and the Ivorian striker also blamed Malaria and continual injuries for his own poor form.
“This defeat has cut away our legs and jeopardised our chances of winning the league,” the 33-year-old said. “I’m finding our bad spell hard to live with, as do the rest of the squad. That we’ve not been scoring as many goals has made for a bad mood around the place.”