January 3

‘I hope Lampard can come back and get that send off!’ – Terry wants Chelsea tribute for old team-mate

first_img1 John Terry believes Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard deserves a tribute from the club, as the Blues legend prepares to finally complete a move to the MLS.Chelsea wrapped up their Premier League title win with a 3-1 victory on Sunday, a game which saw departing hero Didier Drogba carried off the pitch on the shoulders on his team-mates when he was substituted after 30 minutes at Stamford Bridge.It was a fitting send off for the 37-year-old striker, and Terry hopes former team-mate Lampard will one day receive the same gesture, despite having his reputation as a Chelsea legend sullied by agreeing a short-term move to title rivals Manchester City last summer.“I hope one day Lamps can come back and get that send off,” Terry said of the midfielder, who spent a glittering 13 years at Stamford Bridge before agreeing a move to MLS outfit New York City.“What they [Lampard and Drogba] achieved day-in, day-out, year after year, was an example to everyone.“They’ve set the base and the foundation for everyone to build upon.“What amazes me with those two is they’ve won everything and still the next season they’re hungry to win more. That’s why they’re the best.”Terry played every minute of every Premier League game this season, becoming the first outfield player to do so for a championship-winning side since Manchester United’s Gary Pallister in 1992/93, as he collected his fourth top flight title and first since 2009/10.“It’s been a long five years,” added the 34-year-old, who signed a 12-month contract extension in March.“When you get to my age you realise these moments and these days won’t be around forever.“Let’s make sure it’s not another five before we win it again. Let’s hope I can stay for a long time and be part of this great team.” Chelsea captain John Terry with former team-mate Frank Lampard last_img read more