Lampard once again proved his doubters wrong after scoring a brace during England's first World Cup qualifying match against Moldova, which they won 5-0.
Having been selected for Euro 2012, the 34-year-old suffered a groin injury just before the Three Lions  squad flew off to the finals and it looked like the end of his international career , but boss Roy Hodgson insisted he was not finished.
Former England boss Fabio Capello put Lampard on the bench against Bulgaria last September and then Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas was trying to dump him from the Blues midfield too, but he was never going to give up on England.
"When I got injured in the summer, it was one of those where people must have wondered about me. But I never actually considered finishing with England. I haven't got it in me," The Sun quoted Lampard, as saying.
"I'm not saying I'll stay available to be picked forever because it becomes obvious at some stage - but it's not my thing," he added.
"I have learnt over the years not to get caught up in the 'he's too old' talk and stuff. It was a bit of a tough time. I was in and out with England and in and out with Chelsea , too, and I was a bit frustrated with that,' he said.
Lampard added: "But you realise there can be ups and downs, especially with England  because there is a lot of competition in the squad so I just believed I could keep going and keep playing." (ANI )