Chelsea striker Sturridge hoping for international action this summer

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge hopes for international football this summer.

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge hopes for international football this summer.

At the moment he is only on stand-by to be part of the England squad for Euro 2012 but he is just as excited about playing in the Olympics if selected by his former Manchester City coach Stuart Pearce, who is in charge of the GB side.

He told the London Evening Standard: “If I get to go to Euro 2012, it will be fantastic. If I don’t, I’m sure the Olympics will be available and I will be able to play in that. I’m on the list and it would be great to be involved. I have just been told that I have made the cut for the next stage and then Stuart Pearce will whittle his squad down to 18 players. I’m just waiting for him to choose his squad, which will be named in mid-July.

“It would definitely compensate for not playing in the Euro Finals with the seniors. On home territory, the first GB football team and to be among great players, legends [David Beckham and Ryan Giggs are in contention], it will be fantastic for me.

“If I’m picked to compete at the Games, produce the goods on home territory and take home the gold medal, it would be amazing.

“I have to keep myself relatively fit throughout the summer. The Olympic Games will start in late July but I will be in good shape. I won’t let myself go during the break. I never do, so I’m going to enjoy it.”

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