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Lampard: Europe is the priority

February 17, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has made it clear that the priority for this season is the Champions League.

John Terry, Frank Lampard
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• Lampard's Champions League dream

With Chelsea struggling off the pace in the Premier League - sitting 12 points off leaders Manchester United - Lampard has insisted that, although it is a tough decision to make, he thinks the Blues will have one trophy in mind above all else.

"It's a horrible question - but I would say I would,'' he said, when asked if he would give up retaining the Premier League for a chance to lift the Champions League cup.

Lampard was in the side that lost to Manchester United on penalties in 2008 and, having already tasted glory in England, the midfielder wants to add to his medal collection in Europe.

"I hate putting one above the other but having won three Premier League titles the Champions League is the one to win,'' he added.

"It depends on the squad but I think if you're going well in the Champions League it can help your league form. If you're winning in Europe, that form can be carried into the league."