first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola will not be cutting Raheem Sterling any slack and expects him to match his goalscoring feats from last seasonThe English winger found the back of the net 23 times in 46 games for City in the 2017/18 campaign.And Guardiola expects nothing less this time around.“I would like him to score the goals he scored last season. I will say right now,” Guardiola said on MEN.“Of course scoring goals gives every player confidence and Raheem last season it was not just in terms of goals, it was assists and creating chances.“His movement without the ball was outstanding.”The Catalan chose to start Sterling on the left flank in City’s opening day win against Arsenal the previous weekend.The 23-year-old had occupied the right flank last season with Leroy Sane on the left.But Sterling had no problems playing on the other side and even managed to score as City began the new campaign with a 2-0 win.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I can play Raheem there [on the left],” said Guardiola.“He played on the right [last season]. So the importance of scoring goals on the right, making movements to the byline, with the left of course he goes more inside for the shot. So it depends.“I think [Benjamin] Mendy and Leroy [Sané] can play together, Mendy and Raheem can play together.“Riyad [Mahrez] can play right and left.”But nobody at City can be guaranteed a regular spot in the line-up.“I think we have players who can play in different positions so the decisions are always based on how they are training, how is their physical condition, especially in that period, the way we want to play, so there are many circumstances,” he said.“The players that don’t play in the last games is nothing about us not trusting them. But they have to do more.”Sterling was an unused substitute in City’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on Sunday.last_img