Chelsea striker Sturridge full of praise for England pal Zaha

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge hopes new England squad member Wilfried Zaha commits to the Three Lions.

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge hopes new England squad member Wilfried Zaha commits to the Three Lions.

Sturridge has been impressed by Crystal Palace's highly-rated forward Zaha, who was a late addition to the squad.

He said: "He is a very talented player and he was sharp in training today, he looked very good. He has got a lot of skills and can bring a lot to the table. I am looking forward to playing with him."

The 20-year-old is also eligible for Ivory Coast and could still switch allegiance even if he plays in Wednesday's friendly.

Sturridge said: "I think whichever decision he makes is going to be right for him as a person but I think everybody would love him to play for England and it would be great if he could."

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