Lampard to captain England

03 June 2014 06:01

Frank Lampard will captain England against Ecuador on Wednesday in the penultimate friendly before the World Cup.

The midfielder was confirmed as skipper for the clash in a press conference in Miami with England manager Roy Hodgson.

It caps off a big few days for Lampard, who confirmed on Monday he will be leaving Chelsea this summer.

"I'm proud to be captain tomorrow and looking forward to the game," he said.

When asked about his Stamford Bridge departure, he reiterated how difficult it will be but insisted he is now focusing on England.

"It is very difficult after 13 years but you have to move on, I move on, the club moves on and it's as simple as that," added Lampard.

"I'm here now to concentrate on being with England. It was a relief to say it last night and now I personally, and the team, can focus on the game.

"It is something I will address more to Chelsea fans and Chelsea people at another time."

Source: PA