Last season, Sterling celebrated the deficit and Man City was eliminated from the European Cup by Tottenham. That is the driving force for the English midfielder determined to win glory this season.
Man City has just had a convincing victory over Real Madrid in the 1/8 round of the Champions League. In both matches, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students won with a score of 2-1. In the match that took place this morning, Raheem Sterling is one of the best Man City players.
Sterling did well against Real Madrid
The English midfielder is the player who opened the score after Gabriel Jesus’ passing pass. This goal helped Sterling become the first British player to reach 100 goals for Man City in 39 years. The closest person to this feat was Dennis Tueart in 1981.
Besides, Sterling is also the sixth English player to have 20 or more goals in the Champions League after Scholes, Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard and Harry Kane. This has been a rather explosive season for the midfielder with a total of 31 goals after 51 appearances for Man City in all competitions.
Revealing on BT Sport, British legend Gary Lineker revealed that last season’s defeat against Tottenham is the driving force for Sterling to strive this season. It was a painful moment for the midfielder when the goal at the end of the match was not recognized and Man City was eliminated by the away scoring rule.
Last season, VAR made Sterling celebrate the deficit and Man City was eliminated by Tottenham
“I don’t know if I should reveal the story or keep Sterling a secret. He contacted BT Sport to ask for a video of last season’s defeat to Tottenham. Not only to watch his performance, he also wanted to recall how painful it was to lose. That created a huge motivation for Sterling, he didn’t want it to happen again.
The English midfielder also showed great determination in the post-match interview with Real: “We have shown enthusiasm and passion in this match. The whole team tried their best and the results came as a matter of fact.
We know they are a strong team and it’s only the difference that makes the game stand out. It was always part of the plan, always hitting the opponent quickly and we had 2 goals in that way. That is good results and hope to continue to have more such goals in the future.
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