Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling has said he is not happy with his hat-trick performance vs Atalanta in the UCL because he feels he could’ve scored 4.
After going behind when Fernandinho conceded a penalty, Man City came back via goals from Sergio Aguero and a hat trick from Sterling to end the game 5 goals to 1.
After his third goal in the game, Sterling was through on goal again but he blasted his wide of the right post.
Speaking after the game, Raheem regrets his missed chance.
His words, “It was difficult with them going man for man, it was tough to get space. But we had to stay patient, wait for a chance and take them when they came,”
“I should have had four. They put me through and I was looking to put one on a plate for Riyad Mahrez. But I went through and should have finished it.”
Raheem Sterling now has 12 this season, having played in just 13 matches.
Is he being too cocky?
Born in Jamaica, Sterling moved to London at the age of five and began his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010. He was awarded the Golden Boy award in 2014. In July 2015, following a lengthy dispute over a new contract, he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth £49 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player at the time. He then went on to help Manchester City win back-to-back Premier League titles in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons. In the 2018-19 season, he was named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and won the PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Sterling made his senior debut for England in November 2012 after previously being capped by England youth teams at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels. He was chosen in England’s squads for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and UEFA Euro 2016.
Sterling was born in the Maverley district of Kingston, Jamaica, and spent his early years there. At the age of five, he emigrated to London with his mother, and attended Copland School in Wembley, North West London. His absent father was murdered in Jamaica when Sterling was two years old.
In 2013, citing the influence of his mother, Sterling was quoted as saying he was “not 100 per cent religious but my belief is strong. When the time is right, I will fully be Christian.” He added that he put his faith in God and that he prays regularly. He has one daughter, Melody Rose, born in 2012 after a brief relationship.
On 8 August 2013, Sterling was arrested for an alleged common assault on his former girlfriend, a model. He was found not guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court on 20 September, when the complainant was unable to offer consistent evidence. A few months earlier, on 20 May 2013, a charge of common assault on a different woman was dropped after a witness failed to turn up to court.
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