Sturridge striving to be the best

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Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is not content with being a run-of-the-mill squad player at Stamford Bridge but, instead, the 22-year-old is aiming to become a Blues great.

There is a renewed optimism about the heights Sturridge could reach after he enjoyed a fruitful spell on loan with Bolton last term, and enjoyed a fine pre-season for Chelsea.

However, despite it seeming as though the England under-21 forward could force his way into Andre Villas-Boas starting line-up, Sturridge has yet to make an appearance during the new campaign.

Sturridge will, though, play anywhere the Chelsea boss asks him to, should Villas-Boas call upon the forward any time soon.

"He likes me to dribble, to shoot, to try and create goals for the team," said Sturridge.

"Whichever position he chooses for me, I'll play there. I'm a versatile player, and there's definitely more freedom playing wide rather than as a striker."


Sturridge is certainly not a player lacking in confidence, and that belief in his own ability means he is striving to become one of the best players to grace Stamford Bridge.

"I do want to be one of the best, I don't want to be content with being average," he explained. "That's everybody's ambition.

"Average is nothing special. People would be lying to themselves if they said they were content with being an average player - everyone wants to be the best."

He added: "I've developed the mentality of being a winner, wanting to win every game.

"When we drop a point it is the end of the world. Those are the things I've learned since moving here and they've made me the player I am now."

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