Manchester City fans have been reacting to the news that Pep Guardiola is set to play Raheem Sterling in a central role.
Since making the move to the Etihad Stadium, £81m-valued Sterling (Transfermarkt) has been a star for the Citizens. In 302 appearances in all competitions, he has found the back of the net 115 times, while also providing 88 assists (Transfermarkt).
He has also helped the club win three Premier League trophies amongst plenty of other pieces of silverware.
However, he has started just two league matches this terms and does not appear to be a key member of Guardiola’s plans currently.
According to Martin Blackburn, Sterling has had a heart-to-heart with Guardiola, who has now assured the 26-year-old he will be given more chances in a central role, a position he has scored 21 times from 44 games in throughout his career.
Should Sterling play more centrally?
The news was shared on Twitter by @City_Xtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. They took to the social media platform below.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Sterling news below
“He need to perform if he want play more. Thats the direspectful for other player that work harder to get play in the team”
“I am sorry bro I ain’t starting you over ferran its just facts”
“i appreciate the fact that he seems to want to be commited to city and wants to do the best for us, but in a central role when he isnt in form at all just doesent sound like a good combo at all. the reality is we are playing better with him out of the squad, dont see a way back”
“This is disrespectful to Torres”
“Current Sterling would not bench Grealish, Jesus, Foden or Mahrez so the wing is a no go. Even Ferran has done well enough to keep CF. Sterling gets a game to show he’s good enough to stay at city and if he doesn’t impress. Thanks for all youve done king”
“Then he needs to perform. It’s simple. He’s been shocking for several seasons now. His slump in club form isn’t just the odd game. He loses the ball far too much. Doesn’t get enough assists. And lacks goals at present.”
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