Sterling’s World Cup stats actually highlight one of England’s hardest workers

first_img GETTING READY As you can see in the touch map above, right, Sterling had plenty of touches in Sweden’s penalty area during the 2-0 quarter-final win. In fact it was 10 more than any other England player and 11 more than he had against Colombia in the last 16 game. In addition, the 23-year-old Manchester City ace is running more miles per England game.And will anyone care whether or not Sterling scores for England in Russia if the Three Lions actually win the World Cup? This is what Ian Wright used his column in The Sun to ask.“He had an excellent game against Sweden, running into space and stretching the defence,” he wrote, adding that manager Gareth Southgate has stuck with him because he knows what he brings to the team.“I’m a huge Marcus Rashford fan and he is a more than capable deputy for Sterling, ” Wright continued. “But Raheem is doing really good things and just needs to relax.” RIP LEGEND How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? explained Raheem Sterling is one of Gareth Southgate’s key England players, despite having struggled for goals in Russia sad day Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal ENGLAND NEWS drama 2 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Second is best center_img have a look preparation How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it 2 TALENT Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 ANALYSIS ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania Croatia v England is live on talkSPORT at 19:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 11 July here.Raheem Sterling may not have scored yet, but the Manchester City forward is still one of England’s hardest workers.Eric Dier, his team-mate used a recent press conference to talk up his team-mates’ ‘fantastic’ work-rate and attitude.“He offers so much to the team,” the midfielder said. “His willingness to make forward runs. Obviously his quality in possession. He can come short and link the play. He can make runs in behind. Off the ball his work rate is incredible. It’s so clear to see if you were to watch back all of our games until now, the importance he has on the team. I think he’s had a fantastic tournament so far. Hopefully he can continue to have one in the next week.”last_img

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