Lampard: No retirement plans

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Frank Lampard does not believe Euro 2012 will be his last tournament for England, and harbours no immediate plans to retire from international football.

The Chelsea midfielder made his England debut in 1999 and has scored 23 goals in 90 appearances for his country in an international career spanning 13 years.

However, Lampard is far from guaranteed a place in England's midfield and detractors suggested the 33-year-old was lucky to make Roy Hodgson's final 23-man squad for the European Championships.

Lampard's hopes of representing his country this summer have since been hit after he picked up an injury in training on Wednesday, and he awaits the results of a scan to assess the extent of the damage.

Jordan Henderson has already been placed on standby should Lampard's thigh problem rule him out of England's plans, but the former is not prepared to give up on international football after this summer.

"I don't see myself retiring from international football in the near future, so I wouldn't call this my last tournament necessarily," he explained.

"But I'm no fool and I know that age is a factor.

"I will take this as potentially one of my last chances. In the Champions League I had that same mind-set."

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