Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona legend said he believes Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling can become the best player in the world. Once Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stop dominating football. As for now, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still crowned as the best footballer, and even after 15 years, no one could exceed their level, not even match them. But Xavi Hernandez believes soon there will be a player who would succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. And Raheem Sterling is one of them.
Raheem Sterling has blossomed under Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola. The Englishman scored 25 goals last season and adding six goals already this term. Xavi Hernandez believes his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola could boost Raheem Sterling’s growth.
The Spanish midfielder played alongside Lionel Messi at Camp Nou and he feels Raheem Sterling is on course to succeed Lionel Messi as the world’s best footballer. He also admits that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the best-player-in-the-world awards for so many years now. He even said to 918kiss it’s hard to remember a time before them.
Raheem Sterling Grows In Pep Guardiola’s Care
However, Xavi Hernandez always feels Lionel Messi is the best player ever for him. And even though Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still playing at a very high level, he believes will comes a day not so long away when somebody else must step into those shoes.
Xavi Hernandez mentioned several names who can be crowned as the future best footballer in the world such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, and Raheem Sterling. But as he sees deeper he believes Raheem Sterling is winning the race.
Raheem Sterling made his professional debut at Liverpool before moving to Manchester City. And after a quiet first couple of years with the Sky Blues, he became more recognized and started to fulfill his potential since Pep Guardiola took over Manchester City’s manager position.