Raheem Sterling has said Manchester City are motivated by the chase for silverware rather than the promise of breaking more records as the Premier League leaders chase another landmark at Crystal Palace this weekend.
“I don’t think everyone is really too focused on records. The most important thing is the three points,” said Sterling, who scored City’s winner at Newcastle on Wednesday.
“Once you win the game and the stats come up, that’s all well and great, but you can’t be thinking about that.
“We’ve just got to have a single focus. At the end of the day, if it happens, it happens, but we need to go there with the mentality to get the job done.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s side are without a win in three matches in all competitions, but Lingard claims their recovery against Burnley proves the spirit is still strong ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southampton.
“If we had played for another five or 10 minutes, we would have won the game,” said.
“We always have that fighting spirit, that never-give-up attitude and we’ll see where it gets us.”
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