Man City attacker Raheem Sterling has rubbished suggestions that the Premier League champions will prioritise the Champions League over domestic success next season.
Pep Guardiola’s side established themselves as English football’s dominant force last season, winning an unprecedented domestic treble.
It has been speculated that the Abu Dhabi owned club will now focus on winning the Champions League, which many would see as the crowning glory of Sheikh Mansour’s reign as owner.
However, 24-year-old attacker Sterling has insisted that he values Premier League glory more than success on the European stage, as well as revealing that he was happy to see his former club Liverpool lift the Champions League trophy last June in Madrid.
‘I was really happy for Liverpool, happy for some of the players I know to lift the Champions League,’ Sterling told the Daily Mail.
‘What we’ve done last season – every day, week in, week out – was exceptional. The Champions League is massive for us as a club but our most important thing is winning the Premier League. That’s our main objective going into this season.”
Man City will begin the defence of their Premier League crown away to West Ham on 10 August.