Former Tottenham Hotspur player Aaron Lennon thinks Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling has been on fire this season.
Aaron Lennon was discussing Raheem Sterling on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel FIVE following Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave him out of England’s latest squad. The decision to leave out Sterling raised many questions. Eventually, the questions were justified as they failed to beat North Macedonia. The Three Lions could have probably done with a forward of the Chelsea man’s caliber.
Lennon says Sterling is ‘walking past defenders again’
It is fair to say that Lennon has liked what he’s seen from Sterling this season. That definitely means a lot when coming from a man who was a winger himself in his time.
Speaking about the 28-year-old in FIVE, Lennon said: “He’s on fire this season. He said he had an injury last season and he wasn’t really at his best and stuff, but this season he’s come out firing. He’s walking past defenders again. He’s creating chances, scoring goals.”
Sterling back at his best
After a couple of below par seasons, Raheem Sterling is finally back at his best. Sterling’s dribbling has really been excellent this campaign and the stats back it up.
For example, in the 4-4 draw against Manchester City, the £50 million winger completed four dribbles. Only Phil Foden had more dribbles on the day. It must also be noted that on that day, Sterling was up against Kyle Walker who is known for his pace and keeping wingers quiet, however, Kyle just couldn’t keep up with him. That show how good Sterling was on the day. And he has been equally good throughout the season.
Most importantly though, Sterling’s end product is starting to improve. He scored in that game against his former side and has already netted four times in total in the Premier League this season. Last term, he only managed to register six goals.
For whatever reason whatsoever, Southgate still seems unconvinced as he left Raheem Sterling out of the latest England squad. But that has been his loss and Mauricio Pochettino‘s gain as it means there’s no risk of Sterling getting injured over the international break.
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