Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has a plan for Jack Grealish and that’s why he forced the club to splurge £100 million for Jack Grealish to come over to Manchester City to play as a winger. A position that Raheem Sterling has successfully secured. Sterling is having a stellar career, he scored 14 goals and 11 assists in his last 22 games for the #ThreeLions.
Jack Grealish’s arrival means Pep Guardiola either has to find a way to use both Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish, or Sterling will be forced to find a new team.
Sterling, 26, is still young and has a lot to offer Manchester City, however, Pepe is ready to move on, he is ready to sacrifice Raheem Sterling’s superb career to try and make Jack Grealish the star.
Raheem Sterling’s premier league stats
Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in 2015, in the 2019/2020 premier league season, he scored 20 goals, but in 2020/2021, he only scored 10 goals because he has to share the winger position with another player.
The arrival of Jack Grealish means that Raheem Sterling may score fewer goals this season due to a possible reduced playtime because Pep Guardiola has refused to play Sterling and Jack Grealish at the same time or find a way to accommodate both of them at the same time.
The England national team coach, Gareth Southgate was able to do what Pep Guardiola has refused to do, he played Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling to get in yesterday’s world cup qualifying match against Hungary and it was a successful move.
In the game, Sterling picked up one goal and one assist and he was the best player on the team for the day.
Raheem Sterling started only one game this season in the Premier League, and he was a sub in two other games. In those 3 games, he scored 1 goal.
While Jack Grealish has started all 3 games that Manchester City has played so far in the 2021 premier league season, and he scored only 1 goal.
Sacrificing Raheem Sterling’s career at age 26 is a bit harsh, Just like Gareth Southgate was able to start both Raheem and Grealish at the same time, Pep Guardiola can do the same thing.