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Man City boss Guardiola: "I am incredibly delighted and happy with what Raheem Sterling gives."

Sterling scored his first goal of the 2020-21 campaign against Burnley.

Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling has the attributes to fill the void left by injured Argentine strike Sergio Aguero and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus after his brilliant performance against Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

The England winger Sterling scored a double as Man City sealed a 3-0 win against the Sean Dyches' Clarets at Turf Moor on Tuesday night.

The victory means the Cityzens will play Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the competition, however, Guardiola expressed his joy at Sterling's ability to play in several positions.

“Yeah,” said the Spaniard when asked if Sterling can cover for Aguero and Jesus, quoted.

“Raheem has ability wherever he plays. I am incredibly delighted and happy with what Raheem gives me personally, but also this team since we arrived four years ago.

“I was convinced he was a guy with incredible qualities. He can play every three days, his recovery, his desire to improve - he is a fantastic guy.

“I think he has improved a lot since we arrived, with his work ethic and dedication. With his finishing, he knows he can do more, but he’s grown up a lot.”

Guardiola also praised with new recruit Torres, who scored the third goal to wrap up the win for the away side.

“Yeah, [he was] good,” Pep added. “He is a young player and still needs a little bit of time to understand what we want to do.

"He is clever in the final third with his passes. He doesn’t cross to cross. He passes the ball.”

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