Chelsea striker Sturridge It's been a rollercoaster 12 months

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge admits he's had a rollercoaster 12 months. the 23-year is determined to grasp the opportunity if he features in Stockholm.

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge admits he's had a rollercoaster 12 months.

the 23-year is determined to grasp the opportunity if he features in Stockholm.

Sturridge said: "It has been a whirlwind 12 months. I've had highs, lows, everything thrown at me.

"It was hugely character-building. The meningitis was the hardest point of my life, the most emotional period I have had, but I am glad I recovered. I am not one to try to give it the sob story about myself. I have recovered. People have had meningitis and been a lot worse than I was. It was something I was able to get over.

"I am moving forward now, getting stronger and feeling better every day.

"Then to play in Team GB and be involved in the Olympics when I thought I wouldn't be able to, then to lose and go out and go back to Chelsea and not play as much as I did last season... obviously things have been a lot different for me.

"But it is all just making me stronger and I have still got belief in myself. I am not a person to shy away from any sort of adversity. I like to walk through everything and try to come out smelling of roses.

"It's just great to be in the position where I am now, to be involved in the England squad even though I've not been playing regularly, and for the manager to show huge faith in me.

"I just want to thank him for picking me for this squad and hopefully I will be able to repay him."

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