Former Chelsea player, Frank Lampard, has ruled out returning to the Premier league on temporary basis this season. The Major League Soccer side ended their season recently when they lost to New England Revolution at home with over 34,000 fans watching.
The 37 year old has been linked with a move back to the EPL with Manchester City, Chelsea and West ham said to be keen on the player but the midfielder claims injuries are the reason he won’t be returning to the premier league on loan as he wants to make Judicious use of the break so he can prepare well for the next MLS season.
On his return to EPL, lampard stated: “I need the rest to be fully fit next year for the club.
“I wish I could have not had the injuries, but every player has to accept that injuries come along sometimes.
“My aim now is to manage myself well for next season, to finish this season on a high, have some breaks at times, but keep ticking over, have a really good pre-season and throw everything into next year.”
“The important thing is to be professional to each other, individually to do the right thing for the last few games and for the fans and people who have supported us the full season,” added Lampard.
“We have to try and put in two good performances, two wins and finish on a high. I can’t talk highly enough about playing over here.
“I look forward to having a full year, cracking in next year and hopefully starting the season well, getting into the play- offs, which I think we should be as a club, and having a real crack at it.”
The Former England international scored three goals in eight appearances for NYCFC last season.