​Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has revealed that he draws inspiration from two of the best players in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Englishman has become one of the best players in the world over the last few months and led England in their stunning 5-3 win against Kosovo.

His performances over the last few months have led to people putting him among the very best players in the world but Sterling doesn’t seem to think he is there just yet.

After his brilliant performance against Kosovo, he was asked whether he was getting close to the level portrayed by the aforementioned duo but the forward kept his feet on the ground and stated that both Ronaldo and Messi have been dominating the world of football for the entirety of their respective careers and not just for a few seasons, which is something he can’t say yet as he has to continue performing the way he is for the rest of his career.

“As I said you look at these players the most remarkable thing about them is that they do it not just for two or three seasons, but through their whole career, season after season,” he was quoted by Mirror.

"This is my first at a high level and I have just got to continue. Keep trying and learning and trying to get to the top."