MIDFIELDER Frank Lampard is desperate to win Wednesday's Europa League title – as it might be the last trophy he lifts in Chelsea colours.

Lampard has tasted both the highs and the lows with the Blues since joining from West Ham in an £11million deal back in 2001.

The despair of losing the Champions League final to Manchester United in Moscow 2008 was offset by the joy of lifting the same trophy in Munich last May.

With his Chelsea contract set to expire at the end of June, Lampard is unsure how many more historic moments he will have with the club he has come to love.

And that uncertainty has made the England international, who may not start against Benfica, hell bent on getting his hands on another European title before his time is up.

He said: “You always remember bad times, the ones you lose, as much as the good times so we want to go there and win. We’ve got a very strong team, some of the boys have been here for a long time, and they’ve got a great desire to win. The end part is the important part.
 
“You have to be professional and work hard in training. It’s a different mindset if the situation’s different. Every manager is different, some tell you early [whether you’ll start games] and some not. It’s different circumstances but the only way to deal with it is to be professional in the build up.
 
“I don’t think we’ll beat Munich [for the sheer joy of the triumph]. It was amazing and it was the one we’d been waiting for a long time. I don’t think we can get near it. But we’re here, we’ve got to the final, and we know how tough it’s going to be.”

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