Goal hero Lampard targets ton

CHELSEA and England midfielder Frank Lampard is targeting a century of caps after marking his 90th in the most memorable fashion.

Lampard captained the side and scored the winner as Fabio Capello’s men recorded a surprise 1-0 win over world and European champions Spain at Wembley on Saturday.

“If I get to 100, I will be delighted to have that next to my name. I’ve achieved a lot of things I’m proud of and I want to keep on achieving,” he said. “But I’m at the stage now where I don’t look too far ahead. Ten caps is quite a long time in international football so I won’t get too far ahead of myself.”

Epitaphs for Lampard’s international career were being written earlier this season when he briefly lost his place for club and country.

But he has enjoyed a resurgence since and, depending on selection and England’s progress at Euro 2012, could reach the 100-mark shortly after his 34th birthday in June.

Lampard also rejected Spain coach Vicente del Bosque’s suggestion that England’s past failures at World Cups were down to mental weakness.