Frank Lampard has been honoured with the Football Writers’ Association’s Tribute award in recognition of his long and successful career.
Lamps though did express surprise at the award considering that he still has a few more good years in front of him.
Lamps joins previous winners like Sir Bobby Moore and Sir Alex Ferguson
Speaking about the award Lamps said
“It’s unexpected for me, I’m not quite getting towards the end of my career yet but I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved and to get recognition for what I’ve achieved from the FWA is a huge thing,”
“The football writers are so hard to please. They see us every week. They are the critics of football and I’m very proud that they have seen me in this light.
“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment. You get to 31 and you know you are past the middle part of your career now and I just want to make it last as long as you can.”
Lamps also joins his uncle Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp who picked up the award last year and received a glowing tribute from former manager Jose Mourinho.
“I am so proud to have worked with such a man,” said the Inter Milan boss.
“When I am asked who are the best players I have worked with, I will always say that Frank Lampard is amongst the greatest”
“Not because he has been successful but because he is driven every day to become better.”
Well done Lamps we are proud of you.