Raheem Sterling has revealed in an exclusive interview in the latest edition of FourFourTwo magazine, that his rise in goalscoring form has simply been a case of listening to his mother more.
From the 2017/18 season to date, Raheem Sterling’s goalscoring figures for club and country have rocketed, following four seasons of relatively stagnated figures in front of goal. Some have suggested it has simply been a case of Pep Guardiola working his ‘coaching magic’, while Sterling himself has put this new-found success in the goalscoring department down to the advice of his own mother.
In an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo for their October edition, Sterling was asked whether his current form in front of goal has been the best form of his career so far. His answer was plain and simple; “Yeah, I’d say so…”
Sterling added: “Especially because it’s not been for a month or two months – I’ve been consistent for over two-and-a-half or three years now.”
“I went through a patch that was difficult for any 19-year-old or 20-year-old, and it’s about how you come out the other side. It’s about the belief you have in yourself, and working really hard. It’s about age, experience, correcting mistakes that you’ve made in the past and not crying – just trying to get better.”
The interview with Manchester City’s superstar winger then went on to state the one simple question that Raheem’s mother has been nagging him with for years: “Why don’t you get in the box more?”
It’s fair to say Raheem has certainly relented, scoring 54 goals for club and country across the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. Sterling admitted his mother was finally happy; “Yeah, she’s happy now! There’s no point being out on the left wing constantly if the goals are inside the box. My mum is proud of me, and that makes me happy.”
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