Lamps hails 'best-ever 'season

21 April 2009 08:28
Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard believes this season has been his 'best-ever' campaign. The 30-year-old has been in blistering form for the Blues this term bagging no less than 12 Premier League goals. The ex-West Ham man also helped himself to a late brace in last week's UEFA Champions League epic against Liverpool. Despite Lampard's superb form he was a notable omission from the 2009 PFA Players' Player of the Year nominee list. Although Chelsea's form has been up and down, Lampard has been the team's most consistent performer and he is hoping to get even better in his 30s. Best season "I think personally it has been my best season," said Lampard. "Over the course of the season different things have cropped up, and as a group we've had some ups and downs, but I'm very pleased with the way I've been playing. "Hopefully my thirties can be my best years. I'm more experienced, more aware of how to play the game and how to manage myself in between games. "People used to joke about me hitting shots from all over the pitch, and when you're younger you do try a lot of things. "Now I'm looking for the right moment to slip people in and the right moment to score. "If you can make two assists like I did on Saturday you don't get the glory of scoring the goal, but you get the glory of winning the game." Upset Chelsea have gone two years since their last trophy success - the 2007 FA Cup final - and Lampard insists the players are itching for more silverware. "When you have a couple of years of winning leagues and cups and then a couple of barren years you're upset about not winning anything," he continued. "We're close to winning again and we are playing as well as we did during those times. I hate to compare the Mourinho era, but there's certainly an element of that strength and belief in the team we had then. "We lost that at the start of the season. We lost points and games through giving away late goals, but now there's a much stronger feeling."

Source: SKY_Sports