England international Raheem Sterling has been one of the talking points amongst the Transfer Tavern regulars this morning after comments circulated suggesting that Sterling was planning ahead for his England future.
The 20-year-old starlet has been a controversial figure in the eyes of England fans but has revealed to the Daily Mail that he has his eyes set on 100 international caps for his country.
Sterling has been one of the youngsters who shouldered a lot of criticism for his attitude and his actions in football but admitted to the Daily Mail that ‘criticism goes in one ear and out the other’.
But it’s not only international football that has found Sterling on the bad side of a lot of English fans but his recent move away from Liverpool to Premier League giants, Manchester City, for a reported £49m gave the impression that Sterling’s motivation was driven by money and greed.
However, Sterling insists that his desire is purely driven by the same thing as many other footballers, simply wanting professional success.
“I’m not going to hide anything. I want to do my best for my country and be up there and try to achieve 100 caps.”
“Obviously, I can’t tell what will happen in the future. I’ve got to stay fit and keep doing well for my club and then I can be picked. Hopefully one day I can be in that 100-caps group. It’s a long time away but that is definitely my ambition towards the end of my career.|
Despite only being 20 years old, Sterling is due to win his 19th cap in a friendly against Spain, in Alicante, on Friday.
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