Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona legend believes Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling could be the best footballer in the world. He believes that would happen once Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stop dominating the football world. Raheem Sterling has blossomed under Pep Guardiola who’s Xavi Hernandez’s former manager at Barcelona a few years ago. Raheem Sterling has named as one of football’s future player.
Last season he’s scored 25 goals, and he already begins this season with six goals. Xavi Hernandez seems to really believe in Pep Guardiola’s abilities as a manager. Therefore he believed, Pep Guardiola will get the best out of Raheem Sterling.
The Spanish midfielder played alongside Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou and feels Raheem Sterling is on course to succeed the Argentinian as the world’s best footballer. He believed in couple years from now, Raheem Sterling will be the next world’s best footballer.
Raheem Sterling Will Soon Be Messi’s Successor
Xavi Hernandez realizes it’s hard to remember a time before Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominating the best-player-in-the-world awards. He admits that Lionel Messi is the best ever for him. But he also knows there will come the day not so long away when somebody else must step into his shoes.
He told bet Malaysia when he looks at young players who can be crowned the future best in the world, several names such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, and Raheem Sterling immediately came out of his mind. And he believes, Raheem Sterling will be winning that race.
Raheem Sterling is now 24-year-old, began his career as a teenage star for Liverpool before he made a move to Manchester City after a couple of years. And right after that, he has started to fulfill his potential since Pep Guardiola took charge at The Sky Blues.
Xavi Hernandez describes Raheem Sterling as a good player and a dangerous player, and now Under Pep Guardiola, he has become one of the best in the world.