Frank Lampard in no hurry to announce England retirement

Frank Lampard says he has no plans to call time on his England career and wants to play in next year's World Cup.

Midfielder Lampard's Chelsea future has been subject of speculation with the 34-year-old in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

But he proved his worth to England with the winner in the 2-1 win over Brazil.

"The World Cup is certainly a target for me and I will try to keep playing at a good enough level to get there," said Lampard.

"It's a target. I won't retire from England before that, put it that way."

Chelsea are reportedly  ready to reopen negotiations about a new Stamford Bridge contract with Lampard who, despite being linked  with LA Galaxy, insists he wants to continue to play at the highest level with the aim of figuring in Brazil in 2014 should England qualify.

Lampard and England in numbers

94 - appearances for England

27 - the number of times he has scored for his country

Debut: v Belgium, 10 October 1999

80 - the number of starts he has made.

3 - the number of times he has captained his country.

Hodgson refused to get involved in the debate on Lampard's immediate future, but admitted it would complicate England matters if he did not play in England or close by in Europe.

Lampard added: "Maybe the World Cup is within reach but I'm not getting carried away. I know how football is.

"It can change from squad to squad and when you get to the age of 34, 35 in the summer, people do look upon things differently and fair enough.

"I'm very understanding of where I am at in my career.

"But if I can continue playing for Chelsea and contributing here with England, whether it's starting or not and as a valuable squad member, and do my bit when I play, then the World Cup is getting a bit nearer."

Lampard said he had not discussed his next move with Hodgson.

"I just try and do my stuff when I play," he said. "I believe he is the type of manager that if you are playing well enough - whatever your age, wherever you are - he will pick you and I hope that's the case."

Asked whether he would seek the England manager's advice on where to continue his club career, he said: "Maybe, but first and foremost I'll seek my own advice, make my own decisions if that makes sense.

"But I'm very competitive and I've got a sniff of the World Cup.

"It's only a sniff because it's a year away and England aren't even there so I shouldn't get carried away.

"But I'll keep performing to my best and whatever decisions I take, I'll take with a view across the board to make myself happy, to try and play the best football I can."