Celebrity signing Daniel Sturridge wishes to be treated as just a different participant when he lines up for Perth Glory subsequent time.
Glory shocked the A-League when they introduced they experienced snared the two-time UEFA Champions League and FA Cup winner, who scored 68 ambitions in six yrs at Liverpool and won a Premier League title with Chelsea.
But Sturridge, who scored eight moments in 26 appearances for England, said: “It’s not about me.”
In an job interview from England where by he is now instruction with a personalized trainer ready for his transfer, Sturridge claimed: “I’m coming there humbly, as a humble gentleman, leaving my moi at the doorway.
“I’m a participant who the staff has signed and it’s about me integrating into the group, not about the staff doing work about me.
“I’m just 1 participant in a squad of gamers that are all striving to intention for a successful season.
“It’s a collective mission.”
Sturridge shunned anticipations, wishes to strike up a romantic relationship with Glory admirers and will be pleased to take on an ambassador job for the club.
”I do not truly know what anticipations there are to be honest,” he explained.
“I’ll just come out there and play the same football I’ve been enjoying in my job.
“Hopefully that will be considered a achievements.
“I’m not hunting at what the anticipations are in phrases of how many ambitions I’m heading to score or if I’m going to get assists.
“It’s a workforce match and no one particular player can carry a staff in planet football. I do not imagine that’s probable.
Camera IconDaniel Sturridge. Credit history: Julian Finney/Getty Photos
“Everyone is required. Everybody in the squad is essential. I’m concentrated on taking part in for Perth.
“Whatever the club need to have me to do I’m delighted to do it but football is the most essential matter.
“I’m not there for a getaway. I’m there to participate in soccer, to execute to the greatest of my potential.
“I like to integrate with the followers. That’s significant.
“It’s a person relatives at the stop of the working day. The players give their all on the pitch, the supporters give their all in the stand.
“We’re all in it jointly.”
Sturridge, 32, has 6 weeks to get to Perth and be ready for the opening household clash with Adelaide United on November 20 prior to a 5-sport, month-prolonged road excursion.
He previous performed for Turkish club Trabzonspor before being handed a 4-thirty day period ban for breaching the FA’s gambling regulations past March.
He skilled in the US and with La Liga club Serious Mallorca just before transferring again to England.
“I’m 100 for every cent. I haven’t dropped any exercise.” he mentioned.