Lampard admits he was bullied by Roy Keane and Patrick Viera

Lampard admits he was bullied by Roy Keane and Patrick Viera

- Frank Lampard admits he was bullied by Roy Keane and Patrick Viera on the pitch

- He also admitted Liverpool's Steven Gerrard was his toughest opponent ever

- Lampard is Chelsea's all time leading goal scorer with 211 goals in 648 games

Chelsea's all time highest goal scorer Frank Lampard has admitted he was bullied by Manchester United and Arsenal legends Roy Keane and Patrick Viera.

Lampard rose to the zenith of his career at Chelsea winning multiple league title, Champions League and also became the club's all time highest goalscorer.

Lampard won the Champions League with Chelsea. Source: Dailymail

Lampard won the Champions League with Chelsea. Source: Dailymail

However the former England international admitted that he was bullied on the pitch by some of the game's great.

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Lampard scored 147 goals in 429 league appearances for the Blues but he admits he initially struggled to come to terms with playing against the likes of Keane and Vieira.

Asked to name his toughest Premier League opponent, Lampard told COPA90: "Steven Gerrard, it’s a tough one, I played against so many great players.

"I remember Roy Keane and Patrick Viera, they were untouchable and they would sort of bully me on the pitch, in a good way.

"I felt in awe of them on the pitch. "Roy Keane would just say 'get off' and keep you over there while he played his own game.

"When that era finished, Gerrard, Scholesy, Yaya Toure came through.

"But I’ll say Gerrard [as his toughest opponent] for the consistency over the years, when he was on it he had everything."

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The Chelsea legend admitted the two biggest moments of his career were his first league title in 2005 and the Champions League victory against Bayern Munich in 2012.

However Lampard admitted that night in Munich was his favorite, he said;

"The Champions League, all day long. Now that run looks like destiny but it didn’t feel like at the time,

"Against Bayern, they were much better than us man-for-man. ‘The celebration on the pitch for that [victory] was the best, the first league win was brilliant but that was on another level."

Lampard who retired from football in 2016 is now having his coaching badges and is strong favorite to replace Michael Emenalo as Chelsea's technical director.

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