City Forward Raheem Sterling Explains How Cristiano Ronaldo’s Career Motivates Him

Man City winger Raheem Sterling has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s longevity is something that drives him to play for many years.

“He is a phenomenal player,” the 27-year-old told BBC Radio 4. “He is a player that has been playing for many years; when I was a kid I was watching him. I am a big fan of his.

“He is 36 years of age. It all goes to show when your mental side is in a good place. He has kept himself mentally fit and physically fit. It is a credit to him.”

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Such words mean a lot coming from a player who has represented two of Man United’s biggest rivals.

Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the top goalscorers in the world even at 36 years of age: he has already scored 13 goals in 19 games in the Premier League and the Champions League this season.