England 0 Chile 2: Frank Lampard looks for the positives
England 0 Chile 2: Frank Lampard preferrs to look for the positives after the Three Lions' 10-game unbeaten run is ended
Frank Lampard preferred to look for the positives after England’s 10-game unbeaten run was brought to an end by Chile on Friday.
Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez scored once in each half at Wembley to hand the visitors victory after Jack Wilshere and England debutant Adam Lallana went close to finding the net for Roy Hodgson’s men.
But Lampard, who captained England as he earned his 100th Three Lions cap, insisted that Hodgson’s men were in no need of a “reality check” after booking their place at the 2014 World Cup last month.
“We knew they were a good team,” Lampard said. “They have a different style to what we’ve been playing recently and I think it was a great exercise for us.
“No one wants to lose – they scored early and again late but we had a quite a few chances in the middle as well.
“It’s one of those games we need to take the positives out of going forward. We created some good stuff at times but we have to tighten up.
“We didn’t need a reality check – we’ve very aware of the job in hand.
“We know we’re not on the moon and we’re not terrible – we’re somewhere in between and we’ve got a long way to go.
“If it looks like a reality check from the outside then fair enough. I think we need to concentrate on what we’re doing. We’ve got another game against top-class opportunity on Tuesday and we need to try and improve.”