John Terry says it is no surprise to see Frank Lampard in such fine form for Manchester City, but admits it is a disappointment to see his former teammate scoring goals ‘in a City shirt’, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Lampard is set to remain at the Etihad until the end of the season at least, having signed for the Premier League champions on loan from New York City FC in the summer.
The former England midfielder scored the winner against Sunderland at the weekend – a result that drew City level with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League, and Terry could not hide his frustrations at the current situation.
Terry told london24.com: “Lamps has scored so many goals for us over the years. He’s a legend at the club and always will be.
“He’s doing what he does best and unfortunately it’s in a City shirt, but that’s the decision that was made.
“He’s scoring goals and playing great as always.”
Terry also weighed in on the debate that there is a ‘conspiracy’ against Chelsea, claiming his side are currently being unfairly treated by officials.
The captain said: “There have been a lot of highlights on the television and in the papers as well, which is unfair.
“I think the refs have to come into the games with a clear mind and judge each game as it is. You can’t go into a game thinking ‘someone did this, someone did that’.
“There are reputations out there, but the referees have got to come into it with a clear mind and I think the last two games we have been denied two clear penalties.”