Manchester City’s former player Nedum Onuoha has talked about Raheem Sterling’s form.
former defender has talked aboutRaheem Sterling
, insisting that the England international still has the quality and determination to play in important games.
Sterling hasn’t been in his best form recently, but he is expected to play for England in their opening game in the Euro 2020 against Croatia.
"I think he'll pull through, he's pulled through difficult situations before,"
Onuoha told Stats Perform
"For the last two or three years, Raheem's been playing so well that that's been his position and nobody's been able to [get him out of the City team].
"But a slight drop off in performances, for whatever reason, grants somebody else an opportunity, and [Foden] took the opportunity and he's played exceptionally well.
"I think Raheem understands that because he's somebody who's been at the club long enough. He's happy at the club, it seems. I think he will sign a new long-term deal because it sounds like there's discussions about it.
"This is somebody who, when Fernandinho was not on the field, has worn the captain's armband. So he understands it, he understands the manager and he understands he wants to play and make a big difference."
Sterling has scored many goals for Southgate since World Cup in 2018, and Harry Kane is the only player scoring more goals than him, but his recent form may keep him away from continuing his impact in England national team.