Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has yet again displayed his unwavering resistance to questions about his and star midfielder Frank Lampard’s future at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard has enjoyed prosperous goal-scoring form in recent games, netting the winner for England in an international friendly against Brazil, as well as scoring 11 goals in 13 starts for Chelsea so far this season.
The Blues veteran’s future at the club is still in doubt despite moving within four goals of Chelsea legend Bobby Tambling's scoring record, and Benitez again refused to discuss the co-captain’s future beyond the season.
“You ask me the same questions, but you know the answer. He’s doing well for me as a player and he’s scoring goals,” said the Spainiard.
“I’m really pleased because he’s playing really well. If he can score 20 goals I’ll be delighted.
“That’s it, he’s scoring a lot of goals and that’s what we’ve been trying to do, to keep him fit and to manage him on the pitch in the best way possible.”
The former Liverpool boss also refused to comment on his own future at the club, after initially joining Chelsea as interim manager until the end of the season.
Though when asked if he would talk to owner Roman Abramovic about his situation, he replied:
“Yes, if it necessary and he’s around, I will do it.
“You can see people are talking and talking but it’s just speculation because nobody knows.
“My future is very clear, it is to approach every game and try to win and that’s it."