Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been in poor form since 2020 kicked off and hasn’t scored goals since – however, Pep Guardiola is least worried about his form.
Sterling has not scored in the past seven games, ever since the new year 2020 started and that got several worried, but not Pep. Here’s why!
“Raheem defended incredibly well against [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka in the last game and he had the clearest chances that no other player can create for himself and unfortunately he could not score a goal,” he said.
“But he was there and so I am more than delighted with the performance he made against United.
“A month ago, people were talking about his statistics, the goals, the assists, but I always said that I was not just judging Raheem on those points. It was important, but not the only one.”
Sterling has already made 34 appearances for City this season, having played 51 games for the club in 2018-19.
But Guardiola, whose team is 22 points adrift of league leader Liverpool, played down any suggestions Sterling needed a break.
“Does he need a rest? I don’t think so,” he said.
“He’s a guy who recovers quicker than anyone I have ever seen before – he is incredible and he could play every two days.
“The more he plays the better he feels, but all players feel like that.”