MANY people think English football player Frank Lampard is only successful because of his hard work. They think he wasn't a born talent like Ronaldinho or Thierry Henry.
But Lampard has proved that he is one of the top players in the world. The Chelsea (切尔西) player scored an amazing goal on October 31. He shot from a difficult place at the side of the net and the ball went in! His team drew 2-2 with Barcelona, another great team.
"It was one of the best goals I've ever scored. I'll probably never score a better one," said Lampard, 28.
The goal made lots of people's mouths fall open. One Spanish newspaper called the goal "impossible". "It was a great show. That was one for the history books," it said.
Lampard is one of the world's most improved midfielders now. He comes from a family of great footballers. He went into the family business too.
He says his father always told him to work hard. "It's something my dad has taught me since I was a kid," he said. "If I don't do that bit extra, I don't go into a game feeling I've prepared right."
Unluckily, in July's World Cup Finals, Lampard didn't play so well for England. Some people thought he shouldn't be in the England team. But he works hard to prove he is among the best footballers in the world. He's taking his team Chelsea to a higher place.
"We are doing what we have not been able to do over the last couple of seasons. This time we did well and took control of the game again," he said.
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