I don't need the pressure of living up to Osgood's record, says Sturridge

16 February 2010 06:28
At the double: Sturridge celebrates against Watford

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is trying to forget about emulating Peter Osgood's record of scoring in every round of the FA Cup.

Osgood achieved the feat as the Blues won the trophy in 1970 and no player has managed it since.

Sturridge hit a double against Watford and scored against Preston in the fourth round before grabbing Chelsea's third in the 4-1 demolition of Cardiff on Saturday.

But the 20-year-old insists the last thing he needs is Chelsea legend Osgood's record playing on his mind.

'Someone told me about it on Friday and I was thinking I don't need that pressure,' said Sturridge.

'I always want to score goals and want the team to win but I am not looking at the record. If I see someone in a better position then I am going to pass to them.'It has been a good run for me and we are progressing in the tournament.'

Chelsea's fourth goal against Cardiff was scored by substitute Salomon Kalou who  has struggled to get back into the side since his return from the African Nations Cup.

On target: Sturridge netted Chelsea's fourth in the demolition of Cardiff City

But he is hoping his superb diving header will enhance his chances of a return to Carlo Ancelotti's first team.

'I haven't been playing lately and to get in the team and score a goal is very important for my confidence,' insisted Kalou.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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