Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling has come out to say that it has not been an easy road for him with England. He recently revealed that he definitely feels he has received a lot of unfair criticism while playing for his country.
According to him, it was very tough for him to deal with the flak as a young player but he ended up challenging himself to prove everyone wrong.
Sterling added that it is always wrong for a player to lack the required belief and he is proud of himself for pushing harder.
His words, “It’s not been an easy road with the national team.”
“In the past, I would say unfair flak I would get before even touching a ball. As a young person it was difficult to deal with.”
“In life and in football, you tend to have to challenge yourself and take it for what it is. You can’t be down on yourself, you have to push yourself even more, and that’s what I have been doing. I think that is one of my best traits.”
“You try and perform your best and I never really understood it.”
“These things can affect you. You might think it can’t, but one comment that one person says – one journalist or one ex-footballer – it can be on your mind.”
“From that experience, I have taught myself not to look at these things.”
“I have been performing for my club for the last three or four seasons, put in great numbers and won loads of trophies.”
“A lot of people don’t understand what goes on behind closed doors and there is a lot more to football than just playing on a matchday.”
“It’s not like you don’t know how to play football or how to score goals.”
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