Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted team work will be the vital key if England are to do very well at the Euros in France.
Speaking in a press conference, Sturridge dismissed the notion of egos in the teams camp and insists he is trying to prove himself to be part of the starting squad at the tournament.”We can’t win this thing if there’s egos or problems in the camp,” he said.
“It’s about us being here as a team. I look at other countries in many competitions and when they score everyone is off the bench and they are all involved, all jumping on each other celebrating – and that’s how we have to be.We have to be a team. It’s very important, on and off the pitch. We don’t have our mums, dads, kids and all those things here. So we’re our family and we have to be together.It’s not about ‘I have to play’ or ‘he has to play’. If we’re not here as a nation, and as a team together, we won’t win it. That’s how it is.”
Though Sturridge spoke of an all-for-one outlook, he made clear his determination to make a difference in the tournament.”I’m not here for a holiday,” he added. “Nobody wants to sit on the bench. I want to play, of course, but it’s down to the manager to choose his team and I have to understand that.”