Sunday 23 October 2016

Ryan Giggs singles out one main reason for Daniel Sturridge's slump

David Smith

Published 12/10/2016 | 10:15

Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge

Ryan Giggs has questioned Daniel Sturridge's decision-making after England's drab 0-0 draw in Slovenia last night.

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The former Manchester United winger played with Sturridge for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, and said the Liverpool striker "made too many bad decisions" against Slovenia.

The 42-year-old appeared on ITV's coverage of the match along with Ian Wright, who was also critical of the 27-year-old, who missed two good chances on the night.

Giggs feels Sturridge will have to offer more if he's to be England's first choice striker.

“I played with Sturridge at the Olympics,' Giggs said. “He has everything. He's got a good touch, good finisher, he's quick, he can run the channels but to be a top, top player... decision-making.

“You have to make the right decisions. You have to make the right decisions more often than you make bad decisions. Today there were just too many bad decisions.”

Sturridge started as England's lone striker, and was guilty of shooting tamely at Jan Oblak after a clever pass from Jesse Lingard.

He was replaced after 82 minutes by Marcus Rashford, on a frustrating night for Gareth Southgate's England.

(© Independent News Service)

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