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Sturridge - World Cup Excites, Not Frightens Me

Sturridge - World Cup Excites, Not Frightens Me

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted that he's relishing the challenge of the World Cup this summer, and far from being something that frightens him, he's simply just excited by the experience.

The striker scored 24 times in 2013-14 to catapult himself into manager Roy Hodgson's plans for the trip to Brazil and with all the talk about the younger selections in the squad, whether they will be mentally strong enough and/or buckle under the pressure, Sturridge doesn't speak for everyone, but in an interview with liverpoolfc he says that for himself, he doesn't feel there is pressure or a weight of expectation on him.

'I don't feel any pressure in terms of the task ahead because I feel that we have prepared for this. I'm excited by it all. When you are young you always want these moments. This is my first World Cup. It's just about embracing it all, not about feeling any pressure to do something amazing.'

He goes on to say that for him his only focus is on playing his normal game, mastering the game plans we have for the opposition and not trying to be a 'star' and ensure he's ahead of others.

'I have to play my normal game, my natural game and if that is good enough then fantastic. If other players are selected ahead of me I will support them and try to get myself in the next game.'

Part of that he says is not putting himself under pressure to score or shine, again referencing his 'natural' game because he knows the freer he is, and the more he enjoys it the better he's likely to perform anyway, so adding pressure to do something will be counter productive.

Goals should come, if he's given a chance, gets in the right positions and remains composed in front of goal.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday May 25 2014
Time: 8:18PM

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