Euro 2016 is about to begin and the teams are busy preparing while there is mounting speculation over who will make the starting XI. England’s Daniel Sturridge has said that if the team sticks together they could have a hugely successful campaign.
Sturridge is one of five strikers in the 23 man squad along with Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford. At least two of them will be with the substitutes when England plays its first match against Russia on Saturday and Sturridge says that he does not mind if he fails to make the starting XI.
Sturridge said, “It’s about us being here as a team…. It’s not about ‘I have to play’ or ‘he has to play’. If we’re not here as a nation, and as a team together, we won’t win it. That’s how it is.”
Many people are supporting Jack Wilshere and some have gone as far as to say that on his day he is England’s best player. He is an excellent passer and has the ability to get through defences even when they are extremely tight.
Another player being hailed as key to the team is Eric Dier. He is excellent in the back four and as long as he avoids scoring an own goal, as he did last week, he is fantastic in defence.
Kyle Walker has also been speaking about the tournament and says that he thinks the team can go “all the way”. He described it as “an exciting young squad” and said that “hopefully we can do the business on the pitch and make our country proud.”
Walker was named as man of the match in England’s warm up game against Portugal and it is highly likely that he will be in the starting team on Saturday.