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Raheem Sterling believes Manchester City got their reward for their extra hunger against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side celebrated 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) victory over Zinedine Zidane’s side and qualified for the quarter-finals where they will face Lyon.
“We got a great result against a great team. The most important thing from all the boys was running our socks off,” Sterling said.
“I thought we did that well for 90 minutes. That was one of the main reasons why we got the result today and I’ve said that to the boys.
“We knew it would be a very different sort of game, two teams with great qualities. I think it came down to who wanted it the most – who ran the most. I’m not saying they didn’t but we were extra hungry.
“The mentality since we got back in – day one after lockdown – has been how much we want this. We’ve got energy to progress in this competition. Energy and fight – we showed that against Madrid throughout the game.”
source – Manchester Evening News
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