Pep Guardiola has been a super Manager for someone like Raheem Sterling. The player has gone from usual to unusual, temporary to permanent and Guardiola’s go to man. Raheem has been in sensational touch this season, already scoring 11 goals with 9 assists. The Englishman has directly involved in 20 goals so far, but hasn’t been as good in the big games, in the games against arch-rivals.
Guardiola has praised the players way of working and his approach towards football, but feels that player needs to be precise and more clinical up front. With such ethics one can have the ability to score even more and become the most dependable striker; this is what Pep Guardiola wants from his ace forward, to be in the game as a threat to the opponents.
“Raheem’s work ethic, his physicality is incredibly strong, he has this mentality to create chances and score goals and it’s good for him,” said Guardiola.
“He’s scored more goals now than in our first season.
“He has to be more clinical and precise in the important games. We created a lot of chances (against Rotterham) but if we play against Liverpool or in the Champions League create just two or three chances.”
“We don’t have more because the opponents are good, so in that moment we need him. We need him to be precise and to be there.
“I think he improved a lot and it’s the same with Phil Foden. We cannot expect him to be precise and clear and make good decisions in every single action.”
“When he is 26 or 27 he will be an incredible, much better player, give us more joy with the way he plays but he still has many things to improve.”
“He has to be more clinical and precise in the important games. Today we created a lot of chances but if we play against Liverpool or in the Champions League we create just two or three chances. We don’t have more because the opponents are good, so in that moment we need him. We need him to be precise and to be there.”
Pep Guardiola wants his boy to be more ‘precise’ so that the 24-year-old would be even better and maybe run for the Golden Boot this time, which in turn demands a lot from the Englishman.