Raheem Sterling had to mark Jadon Sancho in Man City training and almost injured his back


Raheem Sterling is continuing to silence the doubters with impressive form, as the 24-year-old continues to be a permanent fixture in Pep Guardiola's side.

Manchester City are still on course to win an unprecedented quadruple after scraping through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-2 comeback win against Swansea City.

The Citizens are currently two points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table but have a priceless game in hand.

Sterling has managed a huge 24 goal contributions - 15 goals and 9 assists - in just 27 league appearances, putting him near the the top of the charts in both categories.

Despite being a winger, the England-international has revealed that he has filled in at full-back in training before, but was turned inside out by a certain youngster who has now made a name for himself.

Before moving to Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho was part of the Manchester City squad and despite being starved of any early opportunities in the first team, it seems he still impressed the senior players - especially Sterling.

Almost causing an injury for the City number seven.

“I was playing right-back one day in pre-season training and he spun me and I nearly did my back in," Sterling said.

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“I want to be like him! He’s a great talent and I’m really happy for him.”

His rise to the top has surprised many of the British public, with the 18-year-old notching eight goals and 12 assists so far this campaign.

But Sancho's explosion onto the world stage was merely a formality according to the Manchester City winger.

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“The first day I’d seen him training with us, I was really happy to see such a talent," Sterling added.

“I always knew he’d become the player he has, for sure. From minute one."

Despite living in different countries, the two have stayed in touch due to being teammates with England, and Sterling has been more than willing to give the youngster advice and to not hold back when on the pitch.

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“On the field you don’t need to be level-headed. Be as arrogant as you want.

“For me, he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing and think the best of his ability because that ability can take him all the way to the top.

"Off the field he is a top lad. Off the field is the one thing I try to help him with advice.”

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