STURRIDGE AIMS TO EMULATE OWEN

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has said that he is looking to emulate the success strikers like Michael Owen and Alan Shearer have had in the past.

Michael Owen and Alan Shearer are regarded to be the two greatest strikers for England in the last 20 years. Daniel Sturridge is regarded to be a future talent at just 22 years of age.

However, he has been largely utilised as a wide player by Chelsea, which is something that the striker is not happy with. Despite this, he is willing to carry on with his wide role as long as he is in the team on a regular basis.

Michael Owen was included in the squad for the 1998 World Cup as an 18-year-old and made a great impact on the England team. Daniel Sturridge is hoping to do the same once again if he is included in the squad that will play at the Euro 2012.

Sturridge has been one of the best players for Chelsea this season. He has been able to elevate himself to the position of being the second top goal scorer in the squad, despite the fact that he has been playing out wide and there has also been a lot of competition for the strikers within the squad. Sturridge was recently named as the man of the match for England in the 3-2 defeat against Netherlands, ahead of Wayne Rooney.

“When I was younger I really enjoyed watching Michael Owen. When he scored at the World Cup against Argentina it was amazing. I think everyone will remember that because I remember watching that game as a youngster and thinking, ‘wow, this guy’s amazing’,” said the Blues striker. Daniel Sturridge move to Chelsea in 2009, but was unable to establish himself in the first-team immediately. The loan spell at Bolton last season has helped him a lot in this regard.