Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Sterling, the quicksilver enigma in Englands lineup

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Frederick Owens | 11 July, 2018, 20:43

Should they win, they'll return to the Luzhniki on Sunday to face Belgium or France in the World Cup final.

The 23-year-old has scored just twice in 42 appearances for England - against modest Lithuania and Estonia - a record that stands in sharp contrast to his increasingly prolific strike rate at club level.

Sterling has found his performances being placed under the microscope arguably more than any other England player by certain publications.

Everyone is talking about Raheem Sterling right now. Beckham and Sir Geoff Hurst, though, defended Sterling's displays after the quarter-final win against Sweden.

It is something which has been a key point of the manager's success so far and he is keen for his players to embrace the magnitude of a World Cup semi-final.

"He had an excellent game against Sweden, running into space and stretching the defence", the former Arsenal striker added.

Two moments from England's first half against Sweden made the highlight reel for Raheem Sterling - first when he was deemed just offside after being one-on-one with the keeper, secondly when he failed to beat the Swedish custodian from a close range.

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'Raz, he's a nightmare for us defenders, ' said the defender.

Indeed. Croatia have players in their squad who England have to be wary of. "Still, he misses simple balls, and he has to be more aggressive in these kinds of things", Guardiola had acknowledged that Sterling is still a work-in-progress but the Manchester City boss had also reflected upon the tenets of his game which Southgate has managed to harness successfully.

"Raheem's attitude is fantastic, his work ethic is fantastic as well".

The Manchester City winger has come under fire by pundits and supporters, even before the World Cup started, when his choice of tattoos were questioned by British tabloids.

Midfielder Eric Dier says that England and Tottenham Hotspur teammate Kieran Trippier deserves the recognition that he has received for his recent performances.

The flak Sterling receives doesn't bother him as much anymore, in his own words, the youngster focussing on his duties instead.

However, blasting such abuses and cheap comments, Neville has now praised Sterling's performance and insisted the player is being targetted without any reason.

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