Daniel Sturridge hit the news this weekend as he sat out of Perth Glory’s game due to reportedly not being used to the four-hour flight to away days.
Since this news circled, many people had questioned the 32-year-old’s attitude and commitment and this obviously struck a chord with the former Liverpool forward.
Due to the animosity that was growing between the supporters and their new star player, the CEO for the A-League team took to Twitter with a statement:
— Tony Pignata (@tpignata9) November 29, 2021
Happy that the record had been put straight, the former Chelsea striker took to his Twitter to also comment on the update:
2 weeks in quarantine was insane! I played last week to help the team and meet the fans which was🔥It’s a long season so please be patient as we build my fitness up which was always the plan. A 4hr flight would never stop me playing football 😂🤷🏾♂️🤣 See you all soon ❤️🙌🏾 https://t.co/oZlUC5nROE
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) November 29, 2021
It’s unfortunate that the news was allowed to be reported and reflect badly on the two-time Champions League winner.
His injures have always been an issue and now after a lengthy period away from the game and a two-week quarantine, it’s only fair to assume that he should be slowly introduced back to full-time playing again.
Thankfully the record has been set straight and we wish him all the best for the rest of the season.