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Chelsea Star Plans To Break Into England Squad

Young Stamford Bridge striker wants to impress Fabio Capello.

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Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has spoken of his ambition to break into the full England side.

The 21-year-old scored his side’s equaliser on Tuesday night against MSK Zilina and admitted he must hold down a regular place in the Chelsea first team before he can expect to be a regular for the national team.

He told talkSPORT: “It’s difficult for me here as I’m playing on the wing and I’m a striker. It’s a learning curve for me at the moment playing out of position, playing wide for the team and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to play upfront and start scoring goals and get myself into the reckoning for the England side.

“It’s every player’s dream to play in the England side. It’s obviously my dream, I’ve been dreaming of that since I was a young boy and hopefully I can fulfil this dream in the future. If I get more opportunities at Chelsea playing regularly then I can prove to the bosses in the England camp that I’m good enough.

He added: “I’m not going to say that the older players should be ousted and we should all get our opportunities because of what’s happened. That’s totally wrong for me to say that and for anyone to think that.

“At the end of the day the World Cup happened. We were unfortunate not to do as well as we wanted to do and the senior players that are in the England squad have to help the young players.

“I don’t think the young players can go in and do a job straight away. If we get the opportunities we’ll try and take them but it’s difficult to go in when you’re being judged for one game. If you don’t do well then you may be deemed not good enough.” (talkSPORT)

Daniel Sturridge could well have been a useful player in the last England squad, given the absolute dearth of strikers available to face France.

Though he usually comes on as a substitute for Chelsea, he is gradually proving himself more and more of a danger, and his equaliser against MSK Zilina last night was the result of the gambling run of a true poacher.

Like Theo Walcott before him though, he will need to acclimatise to first team football on the wing before he settles into his primary position up front.

However, his attitude is refreshing and should he break into the Chelsea first team on a more regular basis, it will be interesting to see who Fabio Capello picks in his next England squad.


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