Lampard tips Sturridge for England

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Frank Lampard believes Chelsea teammate Daniel Sturridge has all the attributes required to be a success at international level, and is therefore the perfect replacement for Wayne Rooney in the England line-up.

After the England striker's dismissal in the 2-2 draw against Montenegro on Friday, and Fabio Capello's indication that he will explore his striking alternatives, the Blues midfielder has backed his 22-year-old counterpart to feature for the Three Lions in the upcoming friendlies.

Sturridge has been capped at international level for the U16s upwards, but so far is yet to win a senior cap for his country.

"There is no doubt Daniel will break through at international level," Lampard said confidently. "It's just a matter of when it happens for him.


"He has skill, unbelievable speed off the mark and he can finish. What more can you ask?"

After an impressive start to the season at Stamford Bridge under the new stewardship of Andre Villas-Boas, Sturridge will be looking to earn the right to a place in Capello's Euro 2012 squad - something that Lampard believes he is capable of.

"He brings the excitement that supporters crave and his pace gives him the ability to beat his man and create a goal out of nothing.

"He can be a great player for Chelsea and for England."

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