Frank Lampard is less than impressed with Roy Keane’s pointless criticism and is eager to prove him wrong.
“I watched it, it was good viewing wasn’t it? It makes your ears prick up,” said Lampard, who took over at Chelsea last summer after just one season at Derby.
“I don’t think being English gives you any sort of a bye from criticism, in fact I’ve heard quite a lot when I first got this job of writing me off because I’m young and English and only had a year at Derby.
“I think that conversation was so quick that a lot was coming out.
“And fair play to Roy, I love watching him talk about football because of how passionate he is and to the point, but I don’t think I’ve had any byes for being English.
“I get the whole Derby one. I went to Derby with a team in a difficult place and we made a fantastic effort to get promoted.
“I don’t expect that to be a gauge of whether I should have got the Chelsea job or not.
“A lot of people want to question inexperience and it’s my job to do as well as I can here, so I put those questions to bed.”