Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard has admitted that losing his mother when he was a young child was a devastating blow to him.
He described himself as a “mummy’s boy” and said that his late mother was his closest relative.
This was said by the former England international during a podcast conversation with Steven Bartlett.
“I was a mummy’s boy. I lost the closet person to me, everything to me. The emotional support. I wanted to say something more and I couldn’t,” he said with an emotional tone.
Lampard said his dad on the other hand, was a “tough man.”
He said his dad was the biggest influencer on his football career.
“My dad was a tough man. He pushed me very hard on the football front and he got probably a bit too much.
“The fear of failing was a huge driving force but made me what I was and gave me the career I got in the end,” Lampard said.