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Heskey marks Sterling as the English leader

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Raheem Sterling made some significant progress over the years. This put him in a position to become England’s best player of this generation.

Since the arrival of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City, Sterling is making strides, improving season after season.

This put him in the conversation as one of the best players in the world, and consequentially, in England.

He’s not just leading the team on the pitch, but he’s doing it off of it as well. This earned him a lot of plaudits among fans and pundits alike.

Emile Heskey tuned into the discussion in an interview with Omnisport, giving his opinion on Sterling as the leader of England national team:

“Sterling is still young, isn’t he? Even though he’s played for so long he’s still young.

“The role that he’s actually playing now, as a mentor for some of the kids, is amazing. The strides that he’s taken within his game is amazing.

“Now he’s on social media using that platform to help with the racism, with the bullying and it’s amazing.

“Someone who has taken on so much as a young kid, I don’t think I could have taken on that much as a young kid.

“What is he, 24 now? I don’t think I could have taken on that much at 24. It’s too much for me but he seems to have taken everything in stride, and given more.”

When asked about England’s chances at the Euros, Heskey replied:

“I would like to think England could win the Euros.

“They’ve got flair, they’ve got goals, defensively they just need to be a little bit more sound and sterner.

“But they’ve got the ability to go all the way.”

Emile Heskey played along David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard. However, they couldn’t bring back the trophy to England.