Sturridge to battle for place
Daniel Sturridge is determined to prove his worth in the Manchester City first team.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 29/12/08 11:48am
Daniel Sturridge is determined to prove his worth in the Manchester City first team after saving his side against Blackburn.
The 19-year-old striker posed as super-sub on Sunday as he scored one and made another as City came back to draw 2-2 at Ewood Park.
Sturridge, who is in talks over a long-term deal at Eastlands, is craving more opportunities to influence games.
"I was happy to be out there and whenever you are out there you just want to make an impact," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"We showed a lot of heart and courage as a team and the fans were fantastic.
"I was eager to show I belong at first-team level. I know the club might buy players in January but that doesn't worry me as I am willing to fight for my minutes on the pitch.
"What every player wants to do is play with world class and European class players and I am no different.
"It doesn't matter to me what reputation players have or come with. My aim is to show I am as good as them.
"Hopefully in years to come I might be considered a world-class player."