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Frank Lampard Excited to Be In New York City, Ready To Prove He Still Has The Skills

Lampard has been keeping tabs on NYCFC

Frank Lampard

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.”

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