England spirit crucial at World Cup, says Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge believes good team spirit will take England far in next year’s World Cup in Brazil, Sky Sports has reported.

Having topped Group H with World Cup qualification confirmed after the 2-0 win against Poland at Wembley, Sturridge insists squad unity is what got them over the line. “It is very fair to say. It is all about working together as a team and going out there to perform,” Sturridge added. “The squad has been close the whole time I have been here. It is always good to link up with each other again.

Sturridge was part of Roy Hodgson’s attacking unit during the qualification campaign, with Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck all starting in the England side.

We have time to develop that understanding now and I look forward to that and working with these guys in the future and for years to come,” the Liverpool forward continued. “We played very well as a team in both games and if we keep doing that, we will be okay.

Sturridge will now link up with his club teammates ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle on Saturday. He is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with six goals for the Reds so far this campaign.

The 24-year-old was also part of the Great Britain team for the 2012 Olympics, scoring twice in five appearances during the competition.

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