Is he not the same Sterling we knew?
I remember in 2016 when Guardiola joined Man City and I thought players like Sane, Jesus, Sterling, Iheanacho would benefit from his arrival as Guardiola would be able to shape them into world class players.
Sadly Iheanacho fell out of favor with the coach and left for Leicester City and has been languishing since then.
Looking at the remaining 3 on that list it is safe to say I wasn’t far from the truth; Sterling is fast becoming a beacon of hope to English fans and if he continues his scoring form might end up becoming even more important than Harry Kane for the ‘Three lions’.
And this is not hype… just look at his stats and you see what he brings to the team; goals, assists, creating chances, driving opposition defenders crazy, drawing fouls… it is unbelievable how far this lad has come.
Yes, Sterling made waves with Liverpool before joining Man City for a huge fee, but were it not for Guardiola and his magic… he could’ve ended up like Theo Walcott, Ashley Young or quite a number of English wingers that failed to adapt their game from just being a pacy winger to being a creative prolific winger.
It’s not like Czech Republic and Montenegro are forces to be reckoned with in football… but you could see the way he bosses the two games that he doesn’t care who his opponents are and he has shown it at the World Cup and at Man City
Sterling has a hand in 32 goals for Mancity this season… only behind prolific forward, Sergio Kun for Man City this season… to put this in retrospect… Salah and Mane have a hand in 28 & 21 respectively, Kane has a hand in 30.
Sterling is taking the premier league by storm and the annoying part is a lot of people still see Sterling as that lad that runs up and down the wings.
Raheem is playing beautiful football right now… and it has to be said.
You can smell the technique, confidence, intelligence when the ball is at his feet.
I’d pick him for PFA already…