Ruben Loftus -Cheek has revealed he looked up to Frank Lampard as his idol and inspiration while coming through the ranks at Chelsea.
Lampard who’s Chelsea’s all time goalscorer is adored by the fans and players alike and it’s no difference for the young Blue.
“Growing up in the youth team, the player I looked up to most was Frank Lampard,” he said.
“He was in the same position and he was a goalscoring midfielder. I looked at his game and I tried to replicate how he scores his goals.”
Loftus-Cheek was instrumental for England’s U21 team at the Toulon tournament and also scored in the final as they won the tournament and the 20 year old is looking forward to representing his country as a full international.
“It’s great being part of a group of players that are so talented and around the same age as me,” he added.
“I think the future of England is looking quite bright at the moment. You look around the Premier League teams and there’s a lot of young talent.
“We have to push those young players. Sometimes it’s hard to get game time as a young player but we have to push and hopefully we can play for England in the future.”