Lampard reflects on World Cup exit
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Midfielder gives his thoughts on defeat and goal-line technology.
Frank Lampard admits there is huge disappointment in the England camp after losing 4-1 to Germany, but believes this is not the time to discuss what changes, if any, should be made to make the team more successful in future.
Lampard had a goal controversially disallowed against Germany and also hit the crossbar with a second-half free-kick in an all-action performance.
But the Chelsea midfielder does not want to get drawn into a debate over whether the England team now needs new, younger, blood for the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
He said: “I don’t know. We’ll let everyone else do the talking, which I’m sure an awful lot of people will do. And we’ll try and carry on, that’s what we have to do.
“Only one team wins the World Cup and the rest go home at some stage and don’t win it. So the talking is by the by. We’ll have to come back and try and perform.”
Lampard also indicated he is favour of goal-line technology after video evidence appears to show his s clever lob after 38 minutes was well over the line - but still not given by Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda.
“It was huge,” said Lampard. “There’s no doubt about it, to go in at 2-2 would have given us belief. We still had belief but there was frustration about the goal. Even so, if we were pushing to go 3-2 up it would have been a different game.
“In the end, we did get a bit desperate and they scored on two counter attacks. But for sure it affected the game; to disallow a goal that is clearly a goal would always affect the game. So am I in favour of goalline technology? Yes, especially today.”