Lampard: Draw with Fulham feels like a defeat

08:23 10 April 2012

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard

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Chelsea midfielder reaches landmark, but can think only of Blues’ dropping two points against their west London neighbours

Frank Lampard has admitted that their draw with west London rivals felt like a defeat after Clint Dempsey’s late strike cancelled out the England international’s first half penalty.

It was the 33-year-old’s 150th Premier League goal and despite becoming the first midfielder to reach the milestone, the former West Ham man was in no mood to celebrate.

“Not too good at the minute. It feels like a little bit of a loss,” he said. “They’ll be nice when I look back and I’m an old man.

“But I just can’t enjoy them after we didn’t get the three points.

“I’m pleased to try to help the team and score goals. Landmarks are great.

“But, at the present time and with the position we’re in the league, every league game is a final for us and we want to be winning them.”

The 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage leaves the Blues two points behind Newcastle and Tottenham in the race for fourth spot and when asked how much of an opportunity they had wasted, Lampard said: “A big one. Having seen the Tottenham result earlier, we knew we could close that gap and we wanted to win the game for that.

“Having said that, Fulham’s a very tough game, the team’s played very well this season, particularly lately.”

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