Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on Raheem Sterling ahead of Man City vs Leicester

Manchester City vs Leicester

Manchester City and Leicester will go head-to-head this coming Monday.

With just two games left to play of the 2018/19 season, the Premier League title is very much in City’s hands.

If they beat the Foxes, City will then travel to Brighton on the final day of the season knowing a win would make them champions for a second successive season.

Liverpool, City’s title challengers, will travel to Newcastle on Saturday in what should prove to be a tough test.

As for Leicester, they are currently 9th in the table and still fighting it out for 7th-place.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Rodgers praises Sterling’s ambition

Heading into the game, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been heaping praise on Man City star, Raheem Sterling.

Rodgers managed Sterling during his spell at Liverpool, with the winger a part of the 2013/14 season that saw Liverpool come close to winning the Premier League.

Speaking about Sterling, Rodgers was particularly impressed with the ambition that he displayed at such a young age:

“What I loved about Raheem was that, for a young boy, he knew what he wanted to be. When I ask young players what is it that they want to achieve, he wanted to be one of the best players in the world, at that age.

“That was where he was unique, because sometimes the British players may not have that ambition. But that was all he wanted to be.

“He’s taken his game now to a level where he clearly is one of the best players in the world.

“He was someone who was going to do the work, he wasn’t just expecting it because of his incredible talent. This was a boy who looked after his body and his life to ensure that he could give himself every chance to do that.” As quoted by the Telegraph.

 

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