Tuesday , May 11 2021

Manchester City vs. Southampton: Raheem Sterling wants fans to sing their name throughout the season after two goals

Raheem Sterling hopes to give fans of Manchester City much more reason to chant their name after starring in the demolition of Southampton Sunday.

The English striker kept his brilliant recent shape by scoring two goals and setting three more when the champions returned to the top of the Premier League with a 6-1 victory at Etihad Stadium.

The crowd revealed himself in his performance and his praise was not lost at 23 years of age.

"I love singing when I'm at the top of the league," Sterling said. "I have to try to keep making it sing.

& # 39;Raheem Sterling, he is the best in the league "is the chant who can not get enough of (AFP/ Getty Images)

"I like to play Etihad at any time. It's a surprising stage, going out here and seeing my family and everyone."

Sterling's comments could be seen as a sign of encouragement, from the point of view of the city, which is about to agree on a new contract with the club.

Liverpool's current agreement expires at the end of the next season, but there were reports last week that he had verbally agreed to a new agreement after months of talks.

If this is confirmed in the coming days, as suggested, it remains to be seen, but City and Sterling are surely in great shape leading a great week.

Face of Manchester City Shakhtar Donestsk and Manchester United in their next two games (REUTERS)

The Shakhtar Donestsk coach in the Champions League on Wednesday before hosting the Manchester United rivals next Sunday.

"They will be hard games," said Sterling. "It's a great day ahead, starting with Shakhtar. That is the most important game. We need to try and win and enter the derby."

The city was rampant against the Saints and everyone, but they involved the game within the opening of 18 minutes. Wesley Hoedt became his own network before Sergio Aguero met his goal number 150 and David Silva hit a third. Sterling struck twice on the other side of the break and then passed a hat trick opportunity to plunder Leroy Sane at the end of the sixth.

Sterling said: "It was an excellent team result today. The boys started very well and we were fantastic with no ball, not just with the ball. We needed to capitalize on Liverpool's points of arrival and thought we were bright sometimes.

"In soccer the hardest thing is to score goals and we did it. We were ruthless and we took our chances. It is what is at this high level.

"You can not say you do not defend yourself – you have to put the ball in the back of the net. That is the most important thing. We have players here that are being ruthless at the moment and for a long time continue."

The only consolation of Southampton came to end his goal of drought, with the penalty of Danny Ings being his first strike in six games. However, it was a unilateral contest and left the Saints without a victory in seven.

Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg told the club website: "We feel terrible. I can only say again, thanks and sorry for the followers and forgiveness for the Southampton Football Club.

"It's hard to put the game in words. You get excited, you feel frustrated, you're disappointed: you need to turn around and use it as a fire and use it as fuel to move forward and give it all over the next Saturday for a win.

"We respond by what we do, take it in the cheese and grow with it."


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