Being the top dog in the Catholic Church, the Pope knows a miracle when he sees one, especially when it comes to football.
Pep Guardiola has managed to work the biggest miracle of all in just a few games at the Emptihad by transforming Raheem Sterling into a decent footballer once again.
The arrival of the once Liverpool man last year was questioned by his ridiculous price tag and his lack of production for Man $hitty.
Under the guidance of Manuel Pelligrini, Sterling and his shit haircuts mustered 6 goals and 2 assists in 23 Premier League appearances. He’s worth £49 million, but Liverpool got James Milner for free…
It looked really hot outside so I went out to see and it was really hot, then I remembered the weather forecast said it would be really hot.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) July 18, 2016
It was a sad descent of a once-promising Englishman set for a transfer to a middle table club where his talents would be wasted, but would still manage to get England call-ups because of his “potential”.
Shouts out to Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere.
In just a few matches under the mastery of Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling has undergone a Renaissance in which he actually won a man of the match award.
That’s more outlandish than saying Taylor Swift is a good person.
Three league games in and Sterling is playing some of his best football with 2 goals and an assist to his name.
I know it’s early in the year and there’s still a chance that he royally fucks up and is sold off like spare parts, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a petition for the canonization of the former Barcelona man.
I didn’t give Pep enough credit as a manager because he only coaches world-beating teams, but managing the Citizens is something else completely.
Guardiola has won it all in Europe, but resurrecting the career of Raheem Sterling will certainly be at the top of his accomplishments on his CV, along with successfully icing out Joe Hart.