Lampard accepts blame for England not making Euro 2008 grade

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London, Oct.8 : Footballer Frank Lampard has accepted the blame for costing England a place at Euro 2008.

Lampard said that his midfield partnership with Steven Gerrard did cost the team.

"If we're both honest, we both haven't played as well for England as we have for our clubs, particularly over the last two seasons. I think if we had done, we probably would have qualified for the Euros but we haven't," The Sun quoted Lampard, as saying. "We are both big enough and quite humble but as individuals we would both say that was the case."

Lampard added: "I don't think we are stupid players and egotistical. We both care passionately about playing for our country.

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