Daniel Sturridge says Chelsea can only save their season by lifting a trophy and clinching Champions League place
Daniel Sturridge believes Chelsea’s tumultuous season can only be salvaged if the club win a trophy and finish in the Champions League places.
“I think we’ve got to get some sort of silverware and to get into the top four,” the 22-year-old forward said. “We’ve got to push on from where we are now until the end of the season and try to get up the table.”
Sturridge is a serious injury doubt for Saturday’s Premier League game at West Bromwich Albion after damaging a toe during England’s friendly defeat to Holland on Wednesday.
There are fears that he suffered a fracture and he did not train on Thursday after returning to Chelsea, undergoing treatment instead. An update is expected on Friday from manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Sturridge denied that he is demanding a new contract at Chelsea with more than a year to run on his current deal, but reiterated his belief that eventually he wants to play as a central striker rather than a winger.
“I’ve not spoken to the club to ask for a new contract, or told them I’m unhappy,” he said.