Guardiola tells ‘fantastic’ Sterling to maintain focus

Date published: Wednesday 17th August 2016 8:25

Raheem Sterling

Pep Guardiola has urged Raheem Sterling to continue improving after the Manchester City winger’s impressive start to the season.

Sterling shone in City’s 5-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday – causing Daniel Storey to sing the England international’s praises.

And Guardiola lauded the former Liverpool man’s ability, but wants him to be even better.

“Until now, Raheem is playing really good but he’s only 21-years-old so he has to learn a lot,” Guardiola said.

“The best advice is to keep calm and focus on his training, his body and his personal life. Then when that happens he has a lot of quality — he’s fast and has good work ethic.

“He can go byline or inside. When he comes inside to play he has the quality to link up with his teammates. He’s a fantastic player and that’s why I think [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain] and the club were so clever last summer to buy him.”

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