Raheem Sterling believes he can return to fitness for Man City’s clash with Real Madrid – Telegraph

Sterling injured

Manchester City’s already slim title hopes took another big hit last weekend.

Pep Guardiola took his side to Tottenham on Sunday the 2nd of February, for a Premier League clash.

Despite dominating the game for large periods, City would head back to Manchester with zero points.

As well as being handed a Premier League loss, City were dealt another big blow vs the Lilywhites.

Raheem Sterling would be taken off with six minutes of regular time left to play vs Spurs.

Guardiola has since confirmed that the Englishman has a hamstring injury:

“It’s a hamstring injury, we will see. It takes weeks, but I don’t know right now.

“It’s a problem being without him, but we were without Gundo in the first season, Laporte this season, it is what it is.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is booked for a challenge on Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Sterling eyeing Real Madrid return

As seen above, Guardiola didn’t give a specific return date for Sterling, although he did say that it could take weeks.

However, the Man City faithful will likely be hoping that Sterling will have recovered in time for their upcoming Champions League clash.

The Sky Blues will face Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on February 26th, in what is the first of two round of 16 Champions League clashes.

Despite all of his success in recent years, the Champions League is the one trophy that has eluded Pep Guardiola during his time in England.

City haven’t made it past the quarter-final stages under Pep, having been ousted in the last-8 in the last two campaigns.

So, having Sterling back for what will likely be a huge test would be a boost for City.

And, according to the Telegraph, Sterling believes that he can return to fitness for the CL tie against Real Madrid.

See also: Man City have reportedly enquired about Unai Nunez’s situation in recent months

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