11 Oct 2016

Man United hero raves: 'Brilliant' £30m Liverpool star is 'the best' and should start ahead of Kane/Vardy

Over the last year, Harry Kane has moved ahead of Daniel Sturridge in the England pecking order, but according to Man Utd legend Andy Cole, 'brilliant' Sturridge should always be England's first-choice striker.

Reacting to £30m-rated Sturridge's goal against Malta over the weekend, Cole enthused:

"I've been saying it for awhile now: Daniel Sturridge needs to be England's main Number nine. He's the best we've got!"

Cole is (arguably) right. When fully fit, Sturridge is a top-class (and prolific) goalscorer, and his strike rate for England is superior (though the difference is minimal):

* Sturridge: 7 goals in 23 apps (One every 3.2 games).

* Kane: 5 goals in 17 apps (One every 3.4 games).

Kane totally flopped during Euro 2016, which (IMO) showed that he couldn't handle the pressure associated with delivering on the biggest stage. Sturridge, on the other hand, scored the winning goal against Wales, and generally looked far more dangerous.

On a related note: I'm sure many Man Utd fans will disagree with Cole here, and suggest that Marcus Rashford should be fast-tracked into the senior team as England's top striker.


Post a Comment