Raheem Sterling has signed a contract renewal in Manchester City, revealing how watching videos has helped make him more ruthless in front of goal.
The striker, whose new tenures tie him to City until 2023, scored 23 goals in the past season, including 18 in the Premier League. Sterling has seven out of 14 appearances this season, including three in the last two. "It's probably just not rushing, you see a target and your eyes are lit and you're getting dizzy," he told City TV.
"Over time and as I looked at clips, I realized what I was doing in front of goal. I stopped rushing, took my time and started being more ruthless, not thinking too much about it and doing what you do on the training ground every day. "
Sterling also praised the influence of Mikel Arteta, Guardiola's assistant, regarding his improvement. "Not just for me, every player who came in," the 23-year-old said. "He does single things with all the attackers. It's not just Mikel when you need something or you see everything [the coaches] will come to talk to you about it. But they can only do so much when you step on the field, you have to repeat what you did while training with these guys, but it was tremendous that Mikel worked with him.
"There is definitely more [to come]There are things that I still work on. There's never a time when I feel like it's ending. I always want to get better and improve my numbers, score more goals and get more support. When I produce and produce other players, it only helps the team. "
Sterling also welcomes the competition in the club and points to the recruitment of Riyad Mahrez in the summer.
"It's something that really helped me, because I'm always a guy who likes competition," he said. "Not to say that I'm better than you or stupid stuff – it just urges you to do more and not get complacent. We brought Riyad this summer, here I am, Leroy [Sané] in these positions and sometimes Bernardo [Silva], They try to do as much as possible to give the manager a headache. "