Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge had a strong response for Gabriel Clarke when the ITV reporter questioned whether he could be more consistent.
In a four-minute interview for ITV Football’s Twitter account ahead of England’s Euro 2016 last-16 showdown with Iceland on Monday, Sturridge sternly batted the accusations away.
Question: “Do you agree that the flashes of brilliance we see from you need to be more consistent?”
Answer: “No, I don’t agree with that at all. I’ll just say I’ll let my feet do the talking.”
You can watch the full interview below.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 26, 2016
It is unsurprising of Sturridge to be confident in his ability, but he’s also spot on. Since he’s come to Liverpool at least, consistency has been one non-issue.
Getting on the pitch consistently, perhaps, but his output when he does play is incredibly reliable – three successive seasons of goals at better than one every 1.75 Premier League starts.
He hasn’t been as productive for his country as he has for his club – six goals in 20 caps since his debut against Sweden in November 2011 – but name me an English player who has.
It is time that the vultures stopped looking for excuses to pick holes in Sturridge’s game. He’s not perfect, but, fit and firing, he is the most prolific English striker that Roy Hodgson has.
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