Frank Lampard wants Greenwood to be given more time before England call-up

Frank Lampard wants Greenwood to be given more time before England call-up

- Frank Lampard has pleaded that Mason Greenwood should not be rushed into the national team

- The Man United striker has been in remarkable form this season scoring 15 goals so far

- Some Chelsea stars including Abraham, Mount and Tomori have also been drafted into the England team

Frank Lampard has rated Man United's Mason Greenwood highly but has pleaded for the youngster to be given more time before playing for England.

The Chelsea boss has also discovered a bunch of talents who have been called up into Gareth Southgate's Three Lions including Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori.

Greenwood has scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils this season and has been tipped to play for the national team at the Euro championships in 2021.

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“It’Red-hot Greenwood netted twice in last Saturday’s 5-2 win against Bournemouth to make it four in his last six.

It has seen him described as a wonderkid with many suggesting the postponement of the Euros until next year could work perfectly in his favour.

But Lampard, whose men go to Crystal Palace tonight, added: “I’ve been there, I know how hard it is to break through, but when you break through it’s possibly harder to sustain it and move on to the different level, which top players do.

Frank Lampard wants Greenwood to be given more time before England call-up
Frank Lampard wants Greenwood to be given more time before England call-up. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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“All these younger players here potentially have it. A lot of it is in their hands at this point.”s not just Tammy. It’s a general rule. We get very excited with young talent and rightly so.

“We’ve seen it this season and that’s why I’ve tried to stay pretty grounded when I get asked a lot about the youth, particularly earlier in the season, because I felt it coming.

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“It’s really hard to come into the Premier League, at the level it’s at, and sustain performances or be in the side all the time.

“There’s competition, games are hard. Whether it’s Tammy, whether it’s Mason [Mount], whether it’s Fikayo [Tomori], whether it’s Reece {James].

“They’ve all had periods of real input and playing regularly and periods where it’s maybe not quite so much, in their own different ways.

“That’s something we all have to be a bit calm with from the outside and expect that.

“The main thing from working behind the scenes is that they understand that and that they will have those little moments and not lose confidence.

"I’m always there to support them on that. But also they need to continue the work. That’s the message for all young players, not just mine,” Mirror quoting Lampard.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Frank Lampard has stated that Tammy Abraham's improved contract with Chelsea is not affecting his performances.

The Blues No.9 has had prolonged talks with the club earlier in the season when he was at his scoring best with at the Bridge.

But the 22-year-old enjoyed a bright start to his debut Premier League campaign, scoring 13 goals in the process.

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