Raheem Sterling's response on Twitter after British tabloids praise his goal vs Schalke

Raheem Sterling vs Schalke

Manchester City are certainly in the driving seat in their Champions League last-16 tie against Schalke after a 3-2 win in Gelsenkirchen Stadium.

However, it looked as if the tie was heading in the favour of the out-of-form Bundesliga side going into the half-time break.

Sergio Aguero's opening goal had been cancelled out by two penalties, which were both scored by former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

The first was a very controversial decision from VAR after a handball from Nicolas Otamendi, with the Argentine then shown his second yellow card in the second-half.

But Pep Guardiola's side rallied to snatch the win, with former Schalke man Leroy Sane producing a ridiculous free-kick, before Raheem Sterling's late winner.

The latter's goal was yet another reminder of just how much he has grown as a player at City and he is now one of the best wingers in world football.

And after his latest heroics, Sterling decided to have a little pop at the British tabloids on Twitter.

The 24-year-old has been unnecessarily criticised by sections of the media in the past, with the footballing world rallying around the winger in recent times.

STERLING'S TWEET

https://twitter.com/sterling7/status/1098355687854358534

Alongside some images of the back pages, Sterling wrote: "Wow nice headlines..... gonna make a screenshot of these cause it might not happen soon again 😅😅."

Well played, Raheem. It's about time the England international gets the respect he deserves from all sections of the media.

While Sterling's winner made a lot of the back pages, the issue of VAR has arguably been the big talking point from the game.

However, Guardiola was adamant that he was a fan of the technology after the game.

Guardiola on the bench

"It's a penalty. The second one is a penalty too," said Guardiola, per BBC. "Offside too [a player was offside as the free-kick came in]. And the red card can be a red card.

"I trust VAR. I have arguments sometimes but not this time. They are both penalties."

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