City continue their Champions League campaign against Celtic on Wednesday
following a run of six successive Premier League wins – and 10 victories in all
competitions – since Guardiola took charge.
Sterling and company are four points clear of their closest Premier League
rival after his breakaway goal sealed a 3-1 win at Swansea.
But one look at City's October fixture schedule – their games include
appointments with Tottenham, Everton, Barcelona and Manchester United across
three different competitions – confirms Sterling's theory of keeping matters in
obra orange "We have to just keep humble and keep working hard,"
England international Sterling said. "We have to remind ourselves it is only
September – the season has a lot left in it.
"We have to take it game by game. I know that sounds boring, but that's the
way it is.
"It is early to say what we are going to be doing, but we want to be
champions. We are gunning for titles, and we need to keep our heads down and
keep going step by step.
"This is a team that is forever growing and developing. Those relationships
are developing – the team spirit is great in the dressing room, on the pitch. We
are fighting for each other, and we need to keep that going.
"We are trying to improve and not relax. That is what the manager is trying
to get us to do."
Only Sergio Aguero has scored more Premier League goals for City this season
than Sterling, and he added: "That's something I need to keep doing.
purecontrol cleats "What is going to make me the player I want to
be is scoring more goals, being cool in front of goal and scoring as many as I
mercurial v black "The manager has told me to enjoy scoring goals
and seeing the ball go into the back of the net. The manager gives everyone the
confidence, the belief and the motivation to achieve. It has been
purechao black Next up for Sterling is a reunion with his former
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who is now in charge at Celtic, as City look to
keep their long unbeaten run going.
"He (Rodgers) was someone who gave me my full chance in the Premier League,"
Sterling said. "He gave me loads of starts and opportunities, and lots of
"It will be good to see him again and I wish him well, but on the day it all
comes down to winning the game.
"He was massive for me. I try to learn from every manager I work with, and he
is a man I definitely learned a lot from.
"He is a fantastic guy. He played me in different positions to help me
understand those roles and what it took. He was great."
vapor v black Guardiola, meanwhile, has vowed there can be no
let-up as City edge closer to matching a club record of 12 consecutive
"We are far from where we want to be," Guardiola said. "It would be boring,
if we were close!
"It's never-ending in football. You can always be better, individually and
collectively. The opponents always create different things, and it's about how
we solve that.
"Every game is completely different."