Redknapp singing Lampard's praises

05 October 2010 09:41
Harry Redknapp is adamant that Frank Lampard has an England future and is certain the Chelsea midfielder can play alongside Steven Gerrard.[LNB] It has long been debated as to whether Lampard and Gerrard can operate as a playing partnership, with the general theory suggesting that they are too similar in style to prove effective.[LNB]Gerrard, 30, has been a star player for England in the recent Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland when Lampard was absent through injury.[LNB]The convincing displays of the Three Lions in Lampard's absence have been offered as evidence to permanently drop the 32-year-old.[LNB]But Tottenham boss Redknapp, who is thought to be a candidate for the England manager's job when Fabio Capello steps down after Euro 2012, said in the Daily Express: "I can't see that. I think he's a must to play for England.[LNB]"He's 20-goals-a-year. He scores goals for England and even in the World Cup. If Frank's goal against Germany had been given, who knows what could have happened?"[LNB]Redknapp, who is Lampard's uncle, added: "I think Frank is top drawer. I'd have him in any England team. And I don't say that because he's a relation.[LNB]"People change their mind from one week to the next. One week, you can be the greatest, next week, you are useless, whether you're a manager or a player. [LNB]"I would have Frank and Gerrard in my team every day of the week."

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