Frank Lampard believes England can ‘go very far’ at this summer’s European Championship … but warns ‘all eyes are on them’ and ‘things will never go smooth’ for the Three Lions at a major tournament
- Lampard believes England can ‘go very far’ at Euro 2020
- The Southgate gentlemen are among the favorites for this summer’s tournament
- England could be helped by Wembley hosting both the semi-finals and the final
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard believes Gareth Southgate’s men can ‘get very far’ at this summer’s European Championship.
Lampard, speaking for the first time since being sacked by Chelsea in January, warned ‘all eyes are on them’ and ‘it’s never going to be smooth’ for the Three Lions at a major tournament.
England are among the favorites for this summer’s tournament, with Wembley hosting both the semi-finals and the final.
Frank Lampard believes England can ‘go very far’ at Euro 2020 this summer
‘It’s a big problem. It’s a combination of the good work Gareth has done and also the progress of the players, ‘he said in an exclusive Q&A hosted by the London Football Awards in support of the Willow Foundation, which allow seriously ill young adults to experience unforgettable moments.
‘People like Dan Ashworth at the FA are really changing things. It is a combination that arouses expectations. That’s something you will have to deal with at the top. ‘
Lampard knows all about the pressure of playing for England and the hopes for a major tournament after winning 106 caps and playing at Euro 2004 and the World Cups in 2006 and 2010.
Lampard played for England at the 2004 European Championship and two World Cups
He added: ‘How far can they go? It’s so hard to make a call. I understand how difficult those games will be. I have a lot of faith in that team. I think they can go a long way. They need to understand that all eyes are on them. It will not be slippery, it is never slippery.
‘It’s a challenge, yes. The pandemic has affected everyone. I find the Premier League, where many English players play, so demanding.
‘That’s a big question at the end of the season. You may have won a league or been relegated and then you leave England. The game is so different.
‘Everything will be as good as it can be for them, and that’s all you can ask for for the staff, the recovery, setting the tone. The rest is in the gods. Can they perform at the highest level? ‘
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Gareth Southgate’s England is among the favorites for this summer’s tournament
Lampard warned ‘it’s never smooth’ for the Three Lions at a major tournament