Daniel Sturridge has been speaking about the upcoming EUROs, telling the official site he’s desperate to be given a chance.
Sturridge has dropped down the England pecking order after his injury issues, and it’s hard to know exactly where he fits into Roy Hodgson’s plans this summer.
“Competition is fierce at every club you play at as well as at international level,” he said.
“So for me I’m used to it, I thrive off it and I love it. There are top class players in every position. We have younger players, more senior players, players like myself in between.
“It would be great to score a goal” he continued. “It was a beautiful feeling to score in the World Cup and it would be nice to score some goals here as well”.
Despite not knowing how much game time he’ll get, the 26-year-old feels the team’s chances of success are good.
“The feeling [around camp] is great. Its probably a bit more relaxed than before. the group is younger. We’re just ready to go. It feels different.
“I think there’s a togetherness around the camp and at the hotel. it’s great to be a part of it. We’re preparing well.
“We know what we have to do. We know that there’s going to be a lot of eyes on us because we’re England. I don’t feel there is any pressure on us. I feel like we will enjoy the occasion.
“It’s a young squad, and that’s a strength it’s not a weakness.”