Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini has backed his newly signed player, Raheem Sterling. The Chilean coach is convinced, that Sterling will prove, that he is worth money paid for him, during Sunday’s clash against Chelsea.
Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City from Liverpool for a record fee £49m. Many people think the Citizens have overpaid for the young footballer but Pellegrini is convinced that soon Sterling will show the first significant repayment.
Pellegrini told the reporters:
‘‘Sterling will be a very dangerous player”
“Maybe we were criticised for the amount we paid for him, but I am sure he will demonstrate during the year, especially against the big teams, why he was valued so much”
“I am sure he will score more goals than he did before. It is important for him to improve every year. I think last year he scored 11 in all competitions. I am sure this season he will improve.”
“It is always important for young players to play with good players,”
“You can improve in the same way he did with Luis Suarez or [Steven] Gerrard for Liverpool.”
“Here he will play with David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure. Players that will make him improve in a lot of ways.”
“Young players always learn from important players. It is very important for them to play with him.”
What is understandable, Pellegrini asked about Sunday’s match against Chelsea, has asserted that he thinks only about victory :
“It is very important for our team to beat an important team like Chelsea, to beat the champions of last season,”
“It always gives you more trust for what you are doing.”
“Also, it gives you the chance to make a gap from the beginning. We are not thinking about the title but it is important to make a gap against the big teams. For our team to win the three points would be important.”