Belief key to Sterling – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City Belief key to Sterling success as Guardiola laughs at ‘crazy’ Mendy Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 15:44 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sterling-cropped Getty Images Manchester City Southampton Manchester City v Southampton Premier League Guardiola Raheem Sterling The England international scored in the 96th-minute as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-1, and was hailed by his manager afterwards Pep Guardiola says belief is behind Raheem Sterling’s stellar form for Manchester City after the Englishman’s dramatic last-gasp strike secured victory over Southampton.Sterling was the hero for Premier League-leading City on Wednesday, his 96th-minute goal sealing a 2-1 win against the visiting Saints.Raheem 5/6 to score v West Ham Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sterling – with 13 goals in all competitions this season – curled home a sublime winner from the edge of the penalty area in the sixth minute of stoppage time to restore City’s eight-point lead atop the table after 14 matches.Afterwards, City manager Guardiola heaped praise on the 22-year-old England international.”The goal was amazing because there was no space – there were 10 players in the box,” Guardiola said.”Raheem is still young enough [to improve]. He is making steps. I know he is feeling he can do it [change games].”Before, he was feeling shy. His team-mates are giving him confidence.”You have to have the personality to create the pass with Kevin De Bruyne in injury time and put it in [the top corner]. It was a fantastic goal.”Ruptured ACL but who cares after a 95th minute winner  #LookAtMeRunning— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) November 29, 2017Sterling’s winner sparked wild celebrations among players and staff, namely injured full-back Benjamin Mendy.Sidelined with a ruptured anterior crucial ligament, French star Mendy did not let that stop him, charging down the touchline to celebrate with Sterling.Asked about the 23-year-old, who arrived from French champions Monaco in the off-season, Guardiola laughed: “Mendy is crazy!”He has a six-month injury and is running!”last_img

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