The retirement of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard dominated the world of football news earlier this week. After all, the midfielder has over 100 England caps to his name and is also the all-time top goalscorer in the history of Chelsea.
Among those who paid tribute to the legend on social media was Arsenal man Jack Wilshere. Whilst the two may have been rivals at club level, their time in the England national team did overlap. Plus, the fact that Lampard was at his peak when Wilshere was an up-and-comer means the latter naturally tried to style aspects of his game around the former.
This is something that was touched upon by Wilshere, who posted a touching tribute to Lampard on Instagram. Amazingly, the post was replied to by Frank himself, who left a rather touching message of his own. Whilst it is easy for the two to respect each other now, the message would have no doubt had some positive effect on Wilshere.