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Ahead of Saturday’s London derby, Fulham boss Scott Parker has named two of Frank Lampard’s qualities that he admires.
“Work ethic and a determination. Massive respect for Frank as a footballer and it was a privilege to play with him”, Parker said about Lampard in his pre-match press conference.
“I’ve probably more respect for a guy that had unbelievable work ethic and drove every day in his craft and a singlemindedness that got him the career he had.
“Them foundations and them abilities – I always knew if it was a thing he wanted to go into that he would be successful because them values you’ve got a chance.
“It doesn’t surprise me he goes to Derby and does well, then he gets the Chelsea job under tight restrictions last year. The same this year. It doesn’t surprise me.”