Feature Frank Lampard Excited to Be In New York City, Ready To Prove He Still Has The Skills Lampard has been keeping tabs on NYCFC by Staff Post July 8, 2015 Frank Lampard The English midfielder, Frank Lampard, who built a long and illustrious career has finally arrived to play in New York for MLS. The New York City Football Club which has been bombarded by questions of the famous new arrivals which included Andrea Pirlo, Andoni Iraola, Angelino, and Lampard now know what they will have for the balance of this season. Lampard spoke and answered questions at the press conference in the Grand Hyatt ballroom. Lampard has already found the city to give that familiar feel to his home in England. He is in the experimental stage as far as city travel. Lampard shared some of his experiences. “I haven’t been on the subway yet but I will,” Frank smiled. “I did drive during the day which was interesting.” Frank is not moved by the controversy of his late arrival or by the atmosphere of New York, one not for the weak of heart. “I’m delighted to be here, I’m a city boy,” Frank explained. “I’ve lived in London for many years and the sounds of the city make it very comfortable. I don’t have any regrets. The only way to answer any question is on the pitch.” But for those who wonder what they are getting from a 36-year old who admits that he is not at peak fitness coming in after missing nearly half the season, Frank was not shy in responding to the perception that he owes New York something. “I’m a pretty straight person. I work very hard and do my best,” Lampard proclaimed. “If I can help the team win, then none of us will have debts to pay.” Lampard will be playing with two world stars in captain David Villa of Spain and Andrea Pirlo of Italy. He recalls his memories of them. “I played against David when he was very young with Valencia. I remember him well, the quality,” Frank recalled. “Pirlo is a joy to watch. I have admired him from afar.” Frank has been keeping tabs on his new club, something he stated is a topic he never tires of conversing about. “I’ve been watching all the games. I know every player and how they play,” Frank admitted. “I will look to contribute to the team with or without the ball. I try to create and score goals from midfield but also working for everyone else.” In the end, the only true measure of the additions will be if they can get NYCFC into the playoffs. A challenge for sure for Lampard in particular since he has the most to prove at present. “If you’re going to be a top player, to make a difference, you have to thrive on pressure,” Lamoard shared. “I would not have come to MLS if I didn’t think I had alot left in me.” Post Views: 1,172 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsAndrea PirloDavid VillaFrank LampardMLSNew York CityNew York City FCNYCFC Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 More in Feature You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video) On the 113th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Watch “Frank Lampard on differences of MLS and World” on YouTube How Does Sheldon Richardson’s Suspension Effect the Jets Long Term Plans?