England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard says Paul Gascoigne will always be his idol.
Gascoigne's agent Terry Baker said he had been drinking and needs immediate help, suggesting the 45-year-old's life is "always in danger" and fearing that "maybe no-one can save him".
"Whatever anyone says about Paul Gascoigne, he was my hero, and he will always be," Lampard said last night.
"I was lucky enough to be involved in Euro '96 with him as a kid.
"He took me under his wing, and I was completely in awe of his character, how much he was joking around, and, more than that, the quality of the footballer he was."
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