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Senior Players Are The Link Between Players And Staff

Frank Lampard has been speaking to the media today and there was an interesting snippet.

Richard Heathcote

I was one of the people questioning Frank Lampard's spot in this team, I think with all the young talent we have available, perhaps his place should have gone to someone younger.

However he made a good point in today's press conference:

"Any squad is a mixture of the young and slightly older players. We don't try and ram it down the throat on the young players telling them what they should do. It is about playing without fear.

"I think myself, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney are the more experienced players here and it is our job to be there and give some help in the dressing room and around the hotel - to be the link, possibly, between the players and the staff."

This is actually a very good point, and something I don't think to consider with players earning £50K+ a week. However when you're new to an environment, sometimes you don't want to ask the questions you need to know the answers to. You don't always feel comfortable going to a manager to ask about something you consider silly. It's the same for us in work environments. Most of us don't like going to the top dog with questions, we'd rather go to our immediate manager or colleague who's worked there longer.

So Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley can go to Gerrard, Rooney and Lampard to answer any questions they have about tournament football. They can 'bridge' the gap! Insightful work Frank, now lets see what you have back.