Manchester City won the Premier League title three days ago, but forward Raheem Sterling is already looking ahead at the prospect of claiming another title victory next season.
Sterling, who scored twenty-two goals this season, has warned City’s players against complacency and issues a challenge for the squad to retain their Premier League crown.
“This is my first Premier League title so who cares how you win it, whether it was on the pitch or on my sofa, I’m just delighted to win the title,” Sterling said in an interview with Sky Sports.
The forward received criticism for moving to City in 2015, but he has won a Premier League title medal – something that has been a dream of his since his childhood.
“It’s been a dream ever since I was a kid growing up playing football with my mates and winning it means everything.”
Sterling’s improvement has been credited to Pep Guardiola’s coaching, and the 23-year-old cannot discredit the impact the Catalan coach has had on his career.
“It’s all about the basics with him. He pushes you to be better at the small things, and that improves your performance.
“It’s been great for me to learn in this environment and improve as a player under him.
“He’s one of the best managers in the world. It’s special to be part of. I just need to keep improving and focus on how I can help the team.
“I set my own targets, and I aim to achieve them every season, but it’s more important to get the club where it wants to be.
“It’s been a good season for me, but there are details I can change to make me sharper or more clinical and I always look to improve.”