England midfielder Lampard welcomes Dyke’s comments

Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard, who is set to win his 100th cap in Ukraine on Tuesday, has said that he will support a debate about the future of the national team, Sky Sports is reporting.

New FA chairman Greg Dyke has demanded talks about the future of the England team, after several poor performances at major tournaments and the increasing number of foreign players in the Premier League.

And Lampard, 35, hopes that the players can be involved in any debate that takes place. He said: “(Dyke) was right. It was a hard speech to make because only action matters. You can talk about what we’re going to do over the next five to 10 years, but we have to go and do it. I would like to think it will happen (discussions with the players).

You take a lot of information from everywhere but I don’t think you can get much better than going to speak to someone like Steven Gerrard, with all his experience.

England have not made the semi-finals of a major tournament since Euro 96, and the underachievement has spread to the U-20s and the U-21s, who both failed to win a match at their respective tournaments during the summer.

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