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Pep Guardiola Responds to Sterling Demand to Quit

Following Raheem Sterling demand to leave Manchester City because of lack of playing time, Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has responded to him. The Spaniard said he cannot guarantee Raheem Sterling a more prominent role in his team and insists the former Liverpool man must fight for his place like everyone else.

Pep Guardiola Ask Sterling to Fight for his Shirt

26-year-old Raheem Sterling earlier said he wants to leave the club because he is not getting enough playing time again still have time with the club as his contract will expire in 2023 will now have to fight for his place in the club. Pep Guardiola speaking about him, said: “Raheem is our player and will hopefully be an incredibly important player for us.”

Pep Guardiola Responds To Sterling Demand To Quit

The manager also said: “Some players want to play all the time, but I can’t assure them of that.” “have to speak on the grass – not Raheem, all of them”. he ended his statement by saying: “They have the opportunity because they know they’re going to play minutes, I don’t only play 11 players and that’s all. All of them are involved. “What I want from Raheem, and everyone is for them to be happy.”

The manager also revealed that he expects Torres to be sidelined for three months as the player has a broken injury. There have been reports the 21-year-old Spanish attacker picked up his injury against Italy in the Nations League semi-final but still played against France in the final they lost.

With the injury of the Spanish player, Sterling has enough time to make his mark before the player recovers from the injury, but if he fails to do so, then it is not the coach fault but his.

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