Sturridge leaves ego at the door
Daniel Sturridge insists he will be just another player in the Perth Glory squad and the forthcoming A-League campaign is not all about him.
Glory have stunned the rest of the competition after pulling off a deal for the former Liverpool and England striker and excitement is already reaching fever pitch in the west.
Glory have pulled off a huge coup by getting the player on board and he is looking forward to integrating himself into the side and building a relationship with the fans.
At 32 he still has some of his best years ahead of him but says it is down to him to fit into the team not the other way around.
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"I'm coming there humbly, as a humble man, leaving my ego at the door," he said.
"I'm a player who the team has signed and it's about me integrating into the team, not about the team working around me.
"I'm just one player in a squad of players that are all trying to aim for a successful season. It's a collective mission."
And Sturridge insists he has not arrived in Australia to soak up the sun.
"Everyone is needed. Everyone in the squad is important. I'm focused on playing for Perth," Sturridge said. "Whatever the club need me to do I'm happy to do it but football is the most important thing.
"I'm not there for a holiday. I’m there to play football, to perform to the best of my ability. I like to integrate with the fans. That's important.
"It’s one family at the end of the day. The players give their all on the pitch, the fans give their all in the stand. We're all in it together."
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