Sturridge learning to love his wide-boy image
Published 22:30 01/03/12 By John Cross
Daniel Sturridge claims being a wide boy has made him a better striker.
The forward, 22, has played on the wing for Chelsea this season, and also got his chance in that role for England.
He said: “Playing as a winger is only going to make me stronger mentally, physically and technically.
“It will help me become a more well-rounded player, rather than just a single-minded centre-forward.
“I’ve always seen myself as a striker. I’ve played that position since I was six-year-old boy.
“But in the meantime I have to make do with playing out wide. I have to alter my game a little bit. There’s a lot more work to be done.
“I have to keep chasing back and chasing full backs. It’s completely different to playing up front.
“But I think it’s gone well so far and hopefully I can continue improving as a player. When I do go back to playing as a centre-forward I’ll be a better player for it.
“I’ll continue doing that and giving my all. Hopefully at the end of the season I’ll be sitting on the plane with the England players heading out to the European Championships.”