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Raheem Sterling’s parents gave him a special body shape – Guardiola

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While reacting to the match performance of Raheem Sterling who scored his 50th Premier League goal in the clash between his club Manchester City and Arsenal, the City boss Pep Guardiola said Sterling’s parents gave him good body shape and that’s why he is always ready.

“His mum and dad gave him a special body shape,” he said. “He’s small, tiny – so these kind of guys in one week are ready,” he said, according to Goal.

“We saw him be good in the training sessions. We needed a guy in that position and he did it well, except the last 20 or 25 minutes when he was a little bit tired. But that is normal.

“There is sacrifice from a lot of the players – Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho. We trained just one week, two weeks – a short, short time, but the spirit is there and that’s the most important thing.”

When asked about Sterling’s future Guardiola revealed City’s desire to secure a contract extension, with the winger.

“I am not a sports director. I try to make a good spirit in the locker room and win games,” he added.

“We are delighted with him and we would like Raheem to stay. We count on him. After the difficult season before we arrived we said, ‘you are part of it, we want to help you’.

“We like him to try to be happy. In the end, maybe the agents are not in agreement and it cannot happen. But he knows and his agent knows that we want him a lot.”