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Sport'He’s got the ability' - Southgate backs Sterling to become world's best

04:15  12 september  2019
04:15  12 september  2019 Source:   goal.com

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'He’s got the ability' - Southgate backs Sterling to become world's best © Getty Images England star Raheem Sterling

England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Raheem Sterling to become the world's best player.

Sterling has grown to play a key role for England with a stunning run of eight goals in his past eight appearances demonstrating his importance for Southgate's side.

At club level Sterling has grown in stature as well, helping Manchester City to their second straight Premier League title last season by scoring 17 league goals.

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Gareth Southgate believes Raheem Sterling has been close to "unstoppable" after his dazzling display in England' s Ronaldo destined to become international football’ s greatest scorer ever. He worked really hard for the team without the ball and showed the ability he has to go past people, to be calm

Southgate said he had feared there would be a negative reaction towards Rice following the West Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to replace Kieran Trippier at right- back and Sancho is in line to start He ’ s very diligent in his work, as well as the fact that he ’ s exciting in his ability to beat people.”

Southgate believes that Sterling, 24, has what it takes to reach the stature of that legendary duo.

“There are obviously some outstanding players around,” Southgate said. “But he will give himself every chance, because he’s got the drive, he’s got the professionalism, he’s got the ability, he’s strong, he’s physically and mentally strong for such a small-statured lad.

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Sterling initially struggled to turn his club form for Manchester City into high-level performances for the Three Lions, regularly facing strong criticism over his performances.

He branded himself "The Hated One" in a post on social media while enduring a difficult time during England's unsuccessful Euro 2016 campaign.

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Southgate said he had feared there would be a negative reaction towards Rice following the West Ham player’ s England have won their first three qualifiers in Group A and Southgate is likely to tweak his side He ’ s very diligent in his work, as well as the fact that he ’ s exciting in his ability to beat people.”

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The attacker has also become a social figurehead, drawing praise for speaking out over racism and going viral for his interactions with supporters, with manager Southgate delighted to have a front-row seat to Sterling's continued rise to superstardom.

'He’s got the ability' - Southgate backs Sterling to become world's best © 2019 Getty Images SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: England Manager Gareth Southgate during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Kosovo at St. Mary's Stadium on September 10, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

"For me, it's lovely to see the shift in the public opinion of him," Southgate said of the 24-year-old.

"That's still a brave thing to decide that: 'Right, I'm going to own that space and I'm going to put my own views across'. But those views represent many as well, so I think he's aware of the power of his voice, but he also doesn't waste it.

"I think he was very forthright in his social media posts [about racism]. I think he raised everybody's awareness and made us all think, which was very mature and impressive. And, at the same time, he rose to the challenge with his club, with new signings coming in.

Southgate fears further racism in Bulgaria

Southgate fears further racism in Bulgaria England manager Gareth Southgate fears his players could be subjected to more racial abuse when they face Bulgaria in Sofia. Raheem Sterling was the target of alleged racist abuse from a Bulgaria fan during England's 4-0 win at Wembley on Saturday, while he was also subjected to abuse in another Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro earlier this year. Southgate fears the problem could continue when England travel to Sofia on October 14.

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'He’s got the ability' - Southgate backs Sterling to become world's best © 2019 UEFA MONACO, MONACO - AUGUST 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool react during the UEFA Champions League Draw, part of the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off 2019/2020 at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum on August 29, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Harold Cunningham - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

"You know, when you are at a club like that, to keep fighting off the quality of players that he has; and straight away with us, got the goals in Spain - first game after the World Cup for him, really. Croatia away, Spain. I think it was such a huge weight lifted for him, he almost jumped six foot in the stadium, didn't he?

"So I think from that moment - because he did come home a bit sad after the World Cup, there's no hiding from that. He didn't deserve to feel that way, but that's as he was, so it's lovely to see the recognition he's getting and how much extra I think that's bringing out of him."

Asked how Sterling will have felt to have been made a scapegoat earlier in his international career, Southgate said: "Difficult for me to say. I can only imagine. Everyone wants to be liked, don't they?

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Maguire is well -fancied by Southgate because he strikes a good balance between defending and playmaking from the back . He ’ s not on the same level as The contenders in the current squad for the final place in the back three – Gomez, Mawson and Tarkowski – all are very different defenders and

Southgate ’ s men reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years in Russia to spark wild excitement back in England. England’ s ability to beat the very best nations was exposed in losing twice to Belgium, in the group stages and third-place playoff, and semi-final defeat to Croatia.

'He’s got the ability' - Southgate backs Sterling to become world's best © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Raheem Sterling Harry Kane England Bulgaria

"Everybody, players give their all. He's a player that has always given his all… You know how much it means to him, how much he wants to do well.

"So, I think it's for him to reflect on how he might have felt then and, for me, it's just lovely to see a young man establishing himself, at the real top table in the game."

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Sterling was targeted by 'racist abuse' at Wembley.
Raheem Sterling is understood to have been the target of alleged racial abuse during England's Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley. A Bulgaria fan was ejected from the stadium after a steward heard him using discriminatory language during the first half of the match on Saturday, the Press Association reported. The man was arrested and taken to a north London police station on suspicion of an aggravated public order offence, but he was released with no further action.

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