Chelsea’s Lampard yet to make decision on future

Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has admitted that he will not make a decision on his future until next summer, Sky Sports has reported.

The 35-year-old is still a regular for club and country, having made 16 appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring two goals. He was given a one year contract at the end of last season, and as he prepares to captain England against Chile on Friday evening, Lampard has conceded that he is unsure of his future beyond next year’s World Cup.

He told the Sun: “I’ll be 36. Right now, I’m not sure in my own head. At my age I understand it’s not a four-year contract, it’s a one-year extension. I’m more than happy with that. I’ll make a decision after the World Cup… when we’ve won it and can all retire happy!”

However, Lampard also believes that he is not guaranteed a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for next summer’s tournament in Brazil. He added: “We’re all in the same boat. What we’ve done up to now carries a bit of weight but if your form falls off in the next six months you can’t expect to be going.

“We all have to be on top form. If I walked around thinking my 103 caps would get me on the plane, I’d probably be on the beach. Because that means you’re taking things for granted. I don’t think any of us can afford to do that.’

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