Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is been hailed as one of the best players in the world by Vincent Kompany, following the player’s trick in the 3-1 defeat against Watford.
The win on Saturday moved the defending champions four points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League chart but Jurgen Klopp’s men closed the gap to a single point on Sunday.
Raheem Sterling’s first goals was argued to be offside and his second goal was a clean clear tap-in but the third showcased his skill as he weaved into the area.
“It’s incredible because his first year at Manchester City was tough, and then from the moment Pep Guardiola came in he just kicked on and went from strength to strength. For me, he is one of the best wingers in the world. He’s so important for us. To have the ability to unlock defences when they defend with so many bodies is the sign of a top, top, top player.” said City captain Vincent Kompany.
Raheem Sterling’s strikes technique shifted what use to be a frustrating game in favour of Manchester City. Recall that their two previous games were 0-0 at half-time and City, despite having a dominating possession mark needed to work hard for more opportunities.
Kompany said, “These kind of games are much trickier than what people can see from the outside. It’s mentally demanding because it puts you to sleep that you have so much possession and are bouncing against the same wall.”
Pep Guardiola state was accessed by his praise for 24 year old Sterling, who has scored a total of 20 goals for his club and country this season.
Guardiola said, “He scored three goals, we’re delighted, but he can do better. The first half was not the best performance from him, but it’s good when not playing at the top level to be consistent and score the three goals.”
City boss, Pep Guardiola also hailed midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as an “incredible player in all senses” and also expressed much concern over his present contract situation.
The 28-year-old player has just one season remaining on his present deal.
Guardiola said: “I would prefer him to stay but at the same time I want to feel he wants to stay too. If he doesn’t want to stay, he has to leave.”