: England’s Lampard looking at Major League Soccer after the World Cup stint

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  Frank Lampard addresses a news conference in Miami, where England is camping. Photo – Reuters


London: England midfielder Frank Lampard suggested he would probably retire from international football after the World Cup, a move to Major League Soccer among his post- options.

Lampard, 35, announced on Monday that he was leaving after 13 years the club and while he will England against Ecuador in pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday, he acknowledged this tournament could mark the end of his time the national team.

“It is very difficult to the words out to say that. I am very proud and very happy to play for England so I certainly want to say it after.  If we go and then I probably will certainly hang my boots up. I don’t like to say it because I love playing but its kind of obvious that it comes in the end but I am just appreciating and enjoying every minute at the moment,” he told reporters after training.

Lampard believes that in Brazil he can offer England Roy Hodgson more just an experienced presence in the dressing room and he is glad to have been able to extend his international career.

“I have had quite a few opportunities. Most players sort of finish England in low thirties at the most and I have had some of my most enjoyable England years at the back end, in the last two years,” he said.

“I have appreciated what I have got. When you are young you don’t always appreciate it. I’ve enjoyed the squad, the ambience around the squad and that is why I won’t write myself yet,” he said

Lampard said he also to wait until after the tournament before making a decision, but his agent has reportedly been in with Major League Soccer club York FC who will start playing in February 2015.

The club, which is jointly owned by Manchester and York Yankees, signed Spain international David Villa on Monday.