Frank Lampard mocks his own lack of pace

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Most Premier League fans were quite surprised when Frank Lampard was branded as one of the worst signings in MLS history just a few months ago.

Lampard's decision to cross the Atlantic and join Patrick Vieira's New York City looked as if it had backfired after struggling to make any sort of impact in the States almost two years since signing for the club.

However, the former England midfielder has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in recent times and showed he can still cut it by becoming the first NYC player to score a hat-trick last week against the Colorado Rapids.

The MLS is currently a hotspot for former European stars to wind down their careers while still earning a handy wage packet as the pace of the division is widely considered to be much slower than the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga.

Although Lampard has never really been able to claim to have lightning pace at any stage of his career, his ability to find the back of the net more often than not has been enough to cover up for his speed deficiency.

And the 38-year-old has been recognised for his etching his name in New York's history by being included in FIFA 16's Team of the Week for Ultimate Team.

This means Lampard's statistics in the popular video game are improved, but unusually, the player has actually reacted to the updated version of himself.

That's because despite being able to boast ratings of 87 and 86 for his shooting and passing respectively, Lampard's pace is still graded at just 36 out of 100.

Luckily, the Chelsea legend saw the funny side of it though and posted a message on his various social media pages to take the mick out of himself.

As you can see for yourself, Lampard has certainly not lost his sense of humour.

The midfielder was unable to extend his run of eight goals from as many games as Vieira's side drew 0-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday, but maintained their position at the top of the Eastern Conference.

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