Often a case of too much too young can plague players careers in this country, yet there seems to be no slowing Raheem Sterling’s progression under Pep Guardiola.
Scorer of two goals as well as providing two assists in his side’s emphatic 6-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday afternoon, his manager was keen to praise his impact in the aftermath of the game.
"In the first season he arrived with the ball, he was scared, he was looking 'who is the guy I'm going to pass the ball to?'"He was not looking thinking 'the 'keeper is there', he's looking where his mates are.
"We spoke about that in training, and said 'try to score goals, it doesn't matter if you miss, be aggressive'."
As ever, it was an honest admission from Guardiola, who now appears to have instilled a killer instinct within the England international. Sterling now relishes having the ball in the final third, with the previous worry of making the wrong decision or hesitating now edging out of his mind.