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I've not always been his biggest fan but fair play to him, he's been excellent in this tournament. His burst of speed from a standing start has discomforted every defender he's played against.

It's the consistency of his end product that stops him being truly elite but if he can keep the standards he's set in this tournament, he'll be up there with anyone in the world as a wide forward.

It will be interesting to see how the ageing Italian defence cope with him. I think he's the one they are worried about.
 
Couldn't disagree more, drop him into our team and he'd be putting up Lucas Moura stats for goals abd assists.

Tap in merchant who benefits greatly from Man City's style of play, and I'd also reckon if you dropped Lucas into the City side he'd be banging in 20-30 a season too.

Absolute nonsense. If it's that easy to score for City why didn't the like of Sane or currently Mahrez have his stats? Sterling scores a lot of tap in's and rebounds because he has elite movement. His record for England over the last couple of years is as good as Kane's in regards to goals per game.
 
He hasn't been close to the best player for England this tournament or the biggest concern for Italy, but he hasn't been complete crap and scored more of his tap-ins than he has flubbed which is an improvement for him.

I'd like to know what games you've been watching. Sterling has been England's best player by far, considering he's made an impact in every game but one, and one of the top few players in the tournament period.
 

Rodger

Looking down at Woolich again
The man in the waistcoat has dropped prima Donna Sterling after a training ground bust up with Joe Gomez, apparently Sterling shouted “who’s the big man now” and grabbed Gomez around the throat. All after some expected banter from last weekends game.
Southgate acted swiftly.
About time that little runt got put back in his box.
"That's MY beard idea."
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Dr Rocktopus

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I've not always been his biggest fan but fair play to him, he's been excellent in this tournament. His burst of speed from a standing start has discomforted every defender he's played against.

It's the consistency of his end product that stops him being truly elite but if he can keep the standards he's set in this tournament, he'll be up there with anyone in the world as a wide forward.

It will be interesting to see how the ageing Italian defence cope with him. I think he's the one they are worried about.
He reminds me of a slightly better Aaron Lennon, which isn't a slight against either player.

Both very talented but too inconsistent with the end product. They also both contribute(d) more than just goals.
 
He hasn't been close to the best player for England this tournament or the biggest concern for Italy, but he hasn't been complete crap and scored more of his tap-ins than he has flubbed which is an improvement for him.
You’re talking drivel mate. “Hasn’t been complete crap?”

15 goals in his last 22 games for England.
Scored the winner against Croatia, first goal against Germany. Winner against Czech Republic. Best player on the pitch against Denmark.

It’s not an opinion that he’s had a great tournament its just a fact.
 

Blanchflower

Supporter
Yet another reason why mid-season International breaks are a terrible idea

Just play them all in the close season when everyone can concentrate fully on their national team
 
I've always been a massive fan. Yeah, his finishing if often erratic. But he's a winger, not a striker, in the main. I've said before that if he could finish better he'd be the best of the rest after Ronaldo and Messi. He can be a bit of a confidence player at times, but when he's at it he would get into any team in the world. He'll worry the Italians more than anyone, Kane included, believe me.
 

Herclueless

Tier 1 - Trust me bro'
I've always been a massive fan. Yeah, his finishing if often erratic. But he's a winger, not a striker, in the main. I've said before that if he could finish better he'd be the best of the rest after Ronaldo and Messi. He can be a bit of a confidence player at times, but when he's at it he would get into any team in the world. He'll worry the Italians more than anyone, Kane included, believe me.
Couldn't disagree more, drop him into our team and he'd be putting up Lucas Moura stats for goals abd assists.

Tap in merchant who benefits greatly from Man City's style of play, and I'd also reckon if you dropped Lucas into the City side he'd be banging in 20-30 a season too.
 

Igula

#1 Supporter of Mason's Mates
He hasn't been close to the best player for England this tournament or the biggest concern for Italy, but he hasn't been complete crap and scored more of his tap-ins than he has flubbed which is an improvement for him.
 
Elite players raise the level of their team, put him in a lower calibre team and his output would drop to their level not vice versa.

In your opinion...

In mine he's elite, otherwise he wouldn't have played for City under Guardiola for as long as he has.
 
I am not a fan of sterling, mainly based on his previous England form , but no doubt he has stepped up massively in this tournament so fair play. He is still frustrating at times, gives the ball away cheaply at times, lucky for us muller missed a sitter! And his final ball lets him down, for me he's nowhere near an elite player but he's contributed a lot to England getting to the final.
 
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