Found May 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
Chelsea_fc_v_51e4
Daniel Sturridge is ready to learn from former teammate Didier Drogba as he aims to grow into one of the Barclays Premier League’s top players. The 23-year-old was in devastating form at Craven Cottage on Sunday, firing a hat-trick past Mark Schwarzer in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Fulham. Sturridge arrived on Merseyside in January 2013 from Stamford Bridge, where his game time had been limited by competition in the form of the formidable Dider Drogba. However, the Reds’ No. 15 believes he has learned plenty about the importance of mental strength from time spent in the company of the Ivorian hitman. “Being strong mentally is the one thing that can separate you from anyone else,” Sturridge said. “When I worked with Drogba at Chelsea, the one strength he had above everybody was his mental strength. I learned a lot from working with him about what it takes to be a top player. Hopefully I’ll become one. “It’s a fantastic feeling to score a hat-trick. Hopefully I’ll have a long career ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Drogba blasts racist Fener fans

Didier Drogba has hit back at the racist abuse he suffered from Fenerbahce fans during the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday. The former Chelsea striker and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue were subjected to monkey chants from the crowd as Fener won the match 2-1. In a message on Gala's official Facebook page, Drogba wrote: "You call me monkey but you cried when...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.