Frank Lampard has brushed off the criticism after the booing by the New York City crowd. The New York City FC Midfielder had just endured a 7-0 to their local rivals, the New York Red Bull. It was Lampard’s MLS debut, and although he was playing with an injured calf, the fans vented thier frustration at him.
He does believe however, that they were not aware of his injury, or to its extent:
“I don’t think the fans are aware of the injury I had,” he said afterwards.
“If I’m getting booed for being injured, then there’s not much I can do about that.”
The main positive for him, from the game was that he is now finally feeling 100% after being out of the game for so long.
He added: “The only plus for me is that I feel physically very good. It’s been a difficult injury. To feel good, to feel 100 percent and to come on and play a part was good for me personally, but obviously it was a very bad day for us.”
“I had a nasty injury which was an 8-10 week injury,” said Lampard.
“In the beginning doctors thought it was a small injury and it didn’t turn out to be that.
“I’ve been training morning and afternoon to get fit. People don’t see that. So if they’re going to boo for being injured, as I say there’s not much I can do [other] than get fit, play and show what I can do on the pitch.”