Raheem Sterling could lead England in the future, claims Jonathan Liew.
The Manchester City forward scored his first ever international hat-trick in his side’s 5-0 win over the Czech Republic in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
The chief sports writer of The Independent, Jonathan Liew, has claimed that Raheem Sterling is good enough to lead the England national team in the future. The player has been in prolific form in the Premier League this season and has carried his form into the Euro 2020 qualifiers as he notched up a hat-trick in the very first match of the campaign against the Czech Republic.
Liew said, “It’s been a real transformation. What the last six to 12 months in an England shirt have shown is the value of putting faith and confidence in a player, who has had to undergo quite severe and quite disgraceful flak at times.”
He added, “It really puts into perspective how well he’s done in the last couple of years, against everything that he’s had to put up with from the media and fans, that he’s managed to maintain this improvement year on year. He’s becoming decisive in games, he’s getting into the six-yard box more, his finishing has improved and, off the pitch as well, the amount of leadership he’s shown. You see guys like Sancho and Hudson-Odoi looking up to him. There’s a future England captain in there. Not just on the pitch, off the pitch he’s shown he has all the qualities needed to be a figure head for England for year’s come.”
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