Carroll or Sturridge for England, not both, insists Chris Sutton

Three Lions Wembley

The Liverpool and West Ham forwards are competing for a place at Euro 2016.

England must pick either Andy Carroll or Daniel Sturridge for Euro 2016, Chris Sutton has told Fletch and Sav, broadcast from 10am, April 16th on BT Sport.

There is a lot of speculation about who England boss Roy Hodgson will select for his forward line for Euro 2016 this summer.

Both strikers have struggled with injuries this season, but have returned in recent months to impress for both Liverpool and West Ham.

Carroll in particular has shone recently, scoring a hat-trick against Arsenal last week to spark debate that he should be a part of the squad as he provides something different.

And for Sutton, it must be one or the other as the Three Lions cannot afford to take both.

“If you have five to pick, I’d go Vardy, Kane, Rooney, Welbeck and Sturridge,” he told Fletch and Sav.

“The problem you have with Carroll and Sturridge is they have had injury problems. You can’t take both; you have to make a choice.”

Sturridge would certainly be the man that many would pick if they had to choose between him and Carroll this summer.

While the West Ham man does bring that strength in the air up front, something defenders are unaccustomed to, there is no denying that Sturridge is the better of the two strikers.

Similarly, he also fits better in to England’s current style of play, with them unlikely to play the long ball, crossing style that suits Carroll’s game.

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