Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling sees himself developing leadership qualities inside the club’s dressing room.
The 24-year-old the forward who enjoyed his best ever season last term – is becoming more vocal behind the scenes.
”People do ask me a lot of questions for an opinion,’ Sterling said. ‘I’m developing and maturing and people around the club can see that.
”I do have quite a say in the changing room and they do ask my opinion.’ Sterling sits next to winger Ian Carlo Poveda on the City coach and is enjoying lending an ear to the teenager while with the first-team squad.
”It’s not something that I’m fussed about really,’ Sterling added. ‘It has to be natural, you can’t force it. I’m not going to start shouting on the pitch now Vinny’s gone.
”Your team-mates have to see you in that light. The manager and us as players will make the right choice. We’ve got a lot of good candidates here.
”David has been here for god knows how long – he’s been in the country longer than I have! There is Kevin (De Bruyne), Dinho (Fernandinho), we have a lot of players who can fill it.’