Raheem Sterling can eclipse last season’s achievements and propel Manchester City towards further glory, Bernardo Silva has said.
In-form Sterling was on target again, for the ninth time this season in City colours, as the champions overcame Bournemouth 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 23-year-old, who extended his contract at the Etihad Stadium to 2023 last month, scored 23 times last term but Silva wants the England forward to better that.
“I hope he can get more than he got last season. He has been in fantastic form,” the Portugal international said.
“He is so aggressive with the ball and so focused on the goal. If he continues like this he will help us win some titles.”
Silva, who scored City’s first goal on his return from injury, also feels the team as a whole are improving and should be striving to set yet more records.
City won the Premier League last season with 100 points, 32 wins and 106 goals – all records. “It’s almost the same squad with some improvements, like Riyad (Mahrez), and more time together,” he added.
“So, yes, we might be a bit better. We want to break the records of last season, but it’s not easy.”