Man City forward Raheem Sterling explains what he has to do to become the best
Oct. 11, 2019
Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling has already scored 11 goals for club and country this season but knows what he has to do to improve.
Raheem Sterling believes he has to score 40 goals this season if he is to be regarded as the best.
The Manchester City forward has already scored 11 goals for club and country this season and has picked up where he left off in the last campaign, when he ended on 27 goals, 25 for City and two for England.
And while the 24-year-old has got off to a good start already, he believes he has to score even more if he is to be considered the best.
"I scored 25 goals last season and you know there is no point coming into this season to be happy to score less," Sterling told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"We won the Premier League last year and every year you have got to look to do better than your last. This year is no different, those are the numbers (40) if you want to be regarded as the best, you have got to produce."
Sterling is in contention to start England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic on Friday night and a win would see Gareth Southgate's side qualify for next summer's tournament.
The England manager usually deploys Sterling in attack alongside Harry Kane and either Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho. And the City attacker said the attacking threat in their side excites him.
"I think with the four players you mention, they're all players that are still getting better," Sterling added.
"They are still learning, but at the same time are producing as well, so, yeah, it's an exciting front three.
"But, you know, we've got to do it in big games, big tournaments. That's when we'll be judged if we're a great front three or not."