Sterling will be one of world’s best players, says Guardiola

Raheem Sterling is poised to become one of the world’s great players, according to Pep Guardiola – but will have to improve his finishing first.

Sterling was man of the match against Tottenham on Saturday, winning a penalty and scoring the crucial third goal which ended the contest.

But the England international again missed good chances, with his manager urging him to join the world’s elite group of players by being more clinical.

Guardiola said: ‘The moment he can increase his average chances to score a goal, he will become one of the best players in the world. He missed two clear, clear chances against United. He missed today.

‘The moment he will improve that, he will be a top, top player because he’s so fast, a dynamic player, has character one against one. He is an excellent guy.

‘He unlocks everything but when you think about it he did much, much better than last season and that was important. The problem will be next season to compete with what he has done.

‘That is why he has to work harder but if he is able to learn, he is going to win important Premier Leagues and help his confidence.’

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