The former England national team star likes how Sterling can guide the English youngsters to a brighter future.
Raheem Sterling is enjoying yet-another good English Premier League season with Manchester City.
The English winger has scored 17 goals, providing 10 assists, to help his team win a second EPL title in a row.
And for former England star Shaun Wright-Phillips, Sterling is a “perfect role model” for City’s youngsters.
“I’ve been very impressed with Sterling this year, both on and off the pitch, and he has shown that he is the perfect role model for a new kid coming through,” Wright-Phillips was quoted by Goal.
“He has seen what it takes, he has gone and done it and dealt with the bad stuff that has come with it, that he never even had a say in.”
“People forget that Sterling is still young, in footballing terms he’s still a baby,” he added.
“He’s meant to be learning but he’s dealing with things that a more experienced pro should be dealing with, and doing it perfectly.”
The former player explained: “He’s answered everything in the right way by letting his football do the talking. It’s very powerful what he has done.”
“To an extent, I agree that the FA hasn’t done that much to tackle the problem of racism, but it’s hard to police racism for the FA.”
“How do they police it? Unless someone makes people aware of what has happened within a stadium, the FA would never know that it is happening,” he said.
“I would just ban the fans. I think it’s everywhere and it’s just whether it comes out or not – some people get ahead of themselves and it just comes out.”