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|Sturridge Said Youth Is Strenght During An Interview With Newsmen by mainevibez(m): 11:35am On Jun 07, 2016|
England striker Daniel Sturridge says age is no
barrier to success at Euro 2016, which gets
under way this week.
With an average age of 25, England have the
youngest squad at the tournament, but
Sturridge says that should be viewed as a
"strength not a weakness".
He also insisted England's older players will
not be scarred by previous failures in major
"We know there will be a lot of eyes on us,"
said the Liverpool star. "I think we will enjoy
the occasion and thrive."
Asked if England were favourites to win Euro
2016, which is being held in France, he
added: "I think that is down to everyone else
Roy Hodgson's side failed to make it past the
group stages at the 2014 World Cup and were
knocked out at the quarter-finals of Euro 2012
As England prepare for their opening Euro
2016 match against Russia on Saturday, Ryan
Bertrand trained separately from the main
squad on Tuesday.
The Southampton full-back, who missed the
final warm-up game against Portugal last
week with an unspecified injury, worked
separately with physio Gary Lewin at
England's base in Chantilly.
After facing Russia, Roy Hodgson's side come
up against Wales and Slovakia in their other
Group B games in France.
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