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Frank Lampard hailed Ashley Cole
Chelsea star Frank Lampard has paid tribute to Blues full back Ashley Cole ahead of England’s Euro 2012 quarter final with Italy.
The Blues midfielder believes that Cole is the best left back England have ever had and not even Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo have emerged victors in a head-to-head battle.
“Ashley is the best left-back England have ever had and he’s shown that again,” Lampard is quoted as saying by The Sun. “He has been brilliant.
“But that does not surprise me. I have seen him go toe to toe with the best names in the game and have never seen anyone get the better of him. Not Lionel Messi, not Cristiano Ronaldo, not anybody.
“He’s been the best left-back in England for years and to maintain those high standards over a decade is testimony to his skill and dedication.
“I’m sure he will go on and on, all the way to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil and maybe even beyond that.
“He’ll definitely get 100 caps. If things go well that would be the final, which would be amazing. If not then it’ll be very soon and I can see him racking up 120-130 caps, even more than Peter Shilton .”