Dan has Sturr-ing support for AVB
DANIEL STURRIDGE has given his backing to under-fire Chelsea boss Andre Villas-boas.
And the Blues striker insists AVB has the full support of all the players.
Villas-boas only joined the club in the summer after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich stumped up £13.3million in compensation to his former club Porto.
But he’s under pressure after making the worst start to a season since Red Rom took over at Stamford Bridge in 2003.
Sturridge, though, says he has every faith in the 34-year-old and is convinced he has a long future at the club.
He said: “The manager’s approach is great. The attacking style he’s trying to implement does work and in the future you will see it works.
“The team are playing good football but we’ve just conceded some poor goals. The way we play and train are down to the manager wanting us to become a strong unit.
“We are behind the manager 100 per cent and we will always work hard for him because he will be here for the next three years – that’s all we are thinking about.
“It gives us confidence because we played good football against Newcastle and against Wolves.
“The mood in the camp has been great, everybody is bubbling and playing with a smile on their face.”
Sturridge, 22, has been in excellent form this season and has featured more than Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres.
He said: “Regardless of whether Didier or Fernando plays, it’s about the collective for me.
“We all play for the team and, as long as the team is winning, it doesn’t matter who plays.”
TOP FORM: Sturridge