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'I'm 15 goals off where I want to be' - Sterling vows to step up to lethal level with Manchester City



The England international believes he can be a more successful goalscorer, but vowed his focus is not on personal success.
Raheem Sterling believes he is 15 goals short of where he could be this season as he warned Manchester City have "another level to go".
It remains to be seen whether English football can resume amid the coronavirus crisis, or whether it will go the same way as the Netherlands, where the 2019-20 season has been abandoned.
Sterling's 20 goals in all competitions for City this term have maintained his consistent high level of contribution to Pep Guardiola's team, even though they have been left standing by runaway leaders Liverpool in the Premier League.
And the speedy forward is determined to step up whenever football returns, hungry for more success with last season's domestic treble winners.
Asked about where his game is, Sterling told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'd say probably about 15 goals off where I want to be, so those are the targets: to try to create good numbers, but not just numbers to have numbers.
"At the end of the day you want to have trophies to back up that season because 10 years from now, you can score a lot of goals, but if I can't look back at those goals being important for my team and having a great value then those goals were pointless."
City have banked the Carabao Cup this season and were in the hunt for the FA Cup before the season was paused in March.
Sterling has come to appreciate the value of silverware as more than a pleasing accompaniment to his personal success.

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