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Raheem Sterling Hints at Trouble at Manchester City

Raheem Sterling hinted at trouble at Manchester City after enduring a poor season
Raheem Sterling hinted at trouble at Manchester City after enduring a poor season / David Ramos/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling has hinted at disarray at Manchester City, and insisted that his poor form for the Premier League champions is "irrelevant" after scoring for England at Euro 2020.

Sterling scored the only goal in The Three Lions' win over Croatia, and justified his selection after sealing an important three points. "There are a lot of different reasons I haven't scored for my club and that's totally irrelevant now," Sterling said. "I'm here with England, I'm enjoying my football and that's the most important thing and I'm just happy to score.

"It feels good. I've always said if I play at Wembley in a major tournament, I'm scoring. It's great to finally do that. It's great to get off to a win. Now we have the games to look forward to and hopefully go into them and win again. It's been a long season for me, I couldn't wait to get started with England and I knew it would be a positive one."

England manager Gareth Southgate was full of praise for the City man after the game, suggesting that the player was keen to show everyone how good he is and can be.

"I was so pleased for Raheem, he has had this hex in tournaments where he hasn't been able to get the goal. I thought he was dangerous all day right from the start," said Southgate. "He's a good player and his goalscoring record suggests that we should have faith with him - especially in the last few years. He was motivated to show us."

It was reported last month that City had reportedly placed Sterling on the transfer list as they looked to raise funds to bring in Erling Haaland to replace Sergio Aguero. The former Liverpool man scored 14 goals from 49 appearances across all competitions last season.