Ahead of a fresh Derby against United, Raheem Sterling thinks Manchester City can still finish this season with a sounding success.
Manchester City just came out of winning the Carabao Cup last weekend, and Raheem Sterling is fired up for what’s next. The England international is aware of how difficult everything became for his squad during the first half of the season.
Manchester City practically lost the Premier League to Liverpool and suffered in other competitions. But everything seems to be turning around for the Citizens in recent weeks. They currently have been playing impressive football in the last five games and they are ready for next Sunday’s challenge.
The recent Carabao Cup victory is a perfect example of how great they are feeling at the moment. Sterling even said recently that he feels his squad can aim to win an all-cup treble this season. However, he acknowledges that the league is completely lost against Liverpool.
There is no club that can catch the Reds at this point. Manchester City is about to face United at Old Trafford on Sunday. This is the second time they face in the Premier League this season.
Sterling also addressed his goal drought.
“The Premier League, the bread and butter, fair play to Liverpool they have been better than everyone,” said Sterling on BBC Sport.
“I wouldn’t say we gave up – we weren’t consistent enough for long enough. We didn’t purposely give away the title.”
“It is always nice to get a trophy,” added Sterling about last weekend’s Carabao Cup success.
“Now it is the business end and we have a lot to fight for. We are one trophy down and confident we can go to do major things this season. It is just as special as always.
“If you are not winning trophies you will finish the season very disappointed. Our motivation is to win every trophy we are involved in.
“We can finish in the top four and win the other two cups. It could still be a successful season.”
“Droughts can happen,” he added about not scoring for the last 11 straight games.
“Before January I was at 20 goals, after I haven’t scored yet but I’m five goals away from beating my record from last season and so confident I will be able to do it.
“At first I wasn’t taking in that I hadn’t scored against [United] and then the last two years I have known the record and have started to think about it too much.
“Now I am not thinking about it. I know I am going to get a moment.”