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Pep Explains What Sterling Must Learn From Messi

Pep Guardiola Explains What Raheem Sterling Must Learn From Lionel Messi

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 07, 2018 03:30 PM @KurtLaduma

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has explained which element of FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi's game he feels Raheem Sterling should adopt to improve even further.

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The young Englishman has been in excellent form all season for the Citizens, and has shown a willingness to learn and improve under the Spanish manager.

The 23-year-old has, however, been accused of going to ground too easily on many occasions, but Guardiola has rejected these claims, adding that the winger can learn from Messi in this regard.

"People talk too much and say Raheem is diving," the Spaniard said, according to the Daily Express.

"People start to talk about that and then people start to believe that. He is a guy who is quite honest. He is smart, intelligent and he is not a guy who kicks the opponent.

"I learned from the best player in history, Messi. He never complained on the pitch. Top players get kicked, so they stand up and go again – and Raheem has to learn from that.

"Raheem is a guy that is so fast. He's quicker than the other ones and he's smarter than the other ones. But he is not a guy who always goes down. He is honest, and an exceptional guy."

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Sterling has played 45 games for City so far this season, scoring 23 goals and assisting a further 17 strikes.

Do you think Sterling can improve even further under Guardiola? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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KK-kELLS Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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KK-kELLS May 08, 2018 07:28 AM
he's not a striker but he's always in the right place at the right time .
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laqwela May 07, 2018 11:55 PM
currently he is the best English player followed by Kane and then Walker otherwise England kuyabheda
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Warras4phefeni May 07, 2018 09:48 PM
Good season boy I remember in the beginning of the season Pep hinted about you leaving the club
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Faysal May 07, 2018 07:57 PM
He is 3goat
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smo May 07, 2018 04:30 PM
Much improved player but if he could do as the master has said, he'll be much better..

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