Raheem Sterling shared his excitement about being able to help Jadon Sancho to his first international goals for England.
The 19-year-old accumulated an impressive statistic to his name as he went on to become the youngest player to score twice for the Three Lions as reported by Football365.
Gareth Southgate started Sancho ahead of seasoned Marcus Rashford also involved himself in an assist as they went on secure four wins from four games in Euro 2020 qualification.
“He was in my room at 10.30 last night begging for me to square one for him so I was really happy to see him score his first one,” Sterling said.
“He is a good kid, even when I was at that age I wasn’t doing some of the things he is doing, he is professional, he does all of his treatment, he is in the ice bath.
“I see that he really wants to do well and he has got the ability as well, he is not just relying on his ability. He is putting in hard work in the training sessions.”
“Going on that long drought, when I first came in an England shirt I didn’t look at my stats,” he added.
“Until I saw how bad they were I put extra pressure on myself to score. I said to myself that once my first goal went in I knew the goals would come after that and that is all I was waiting for.
“That night in Spain when I scored two from then I knew I would kick on and score goals.
“The last two years with my club has been terrific scoring goals and all I have wanted to do is do it on the international stage, not just score goals but score goals that will help my team to win football matches.”
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