A Sterling Improvement

Raheem Sterling has improvement massively under the guidance of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. During his time at Liverpool and the early part of his career at the Etihad, Sterling was quite a frustrating player to watch. Full of promise and potential, however he lacked the end product and was not consistent enough.

Now though, Sterling is in the best form of his career. His final ball has improved dramatically, providing seven assists so far this campaign. Last season Sterling only managed to provide two assists, Guardiola has Sterling playing with confidence and it is a joy to see his improvement over the last year. The pacey winger has also scored six goals in the league, nine in all competitions – Sterling managed to bag six goals during the last campaign. The arrival of Guardiola has had a massive impact on the winger.

City spent heavily in the summer, bringing in the likes of Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan – Many thought that Sterling would feature sparingly this season, however Guardiola phoned Sterling during the Euros and reassured him that he would be a part of his plans. The faith that Guardiola has in the England international is certainly paying off.

Raheem Sterling has been a real bright spark this season, the winger will continue to grow under Guardiola. Sterling can reach the very top under Guardiola. There has not been much talk of Sterling because of how well Dele Alli is performing for Tottenham, however Sterling deserves massive credit for his willingness to improve. Sterling works hard for the team, a lot of wide players do not track back and help defensively – Sterling is doing the defensive work well and he continuously puts a shift in.

I can only hope that the confidence Sterling has now, shows when he is playing for England. Sterling has all the qualities to be up there with the very best, he now has a manager that has faith in him and believes in his ability. It is vital that Sterling continues to pay close attention to Guardiola, as it is clear the Spaniard gets the most out of the winger.

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