Why Stephen looks up to Raheem Sterling | Loop Jamaica

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There are many people that I want to be like. I idolise a well-known footballer, Raheem Sterling.

Born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, Raheem Sterling is one of football’s best players who plays for, arguably, one of the best football clubs and my personal favourite, Manchester City, in the English Premier League. Sterling is known for his pace, agility and shooting ability, however, this is not the only reason why I look up to him.

I look up to Sterling for his attributes and the way he plays.

He is not afraid of any defender. Don’t even get me started on the way he scores. It is phenomenal. He can score with his left foot, right foot, a volley, and masterfully a header. Any goal you can think of, Raheem Sterling can score it.

Scoring, however, is not the only component that makes up a footballer. Football is also about teamwork and passing, quite frankly Sterling can do that, too. I am talking about through balls, lofted or chipped balls and normal passes, he is the Jamaican Messi.

All in all, Raheem Sterling is one of football’s best players who has all-around capabilities on and off the field. The evidence is clear, his agility and creativity are at play and a great example is when he bangs in rocket-like shots into the net.

These are some of the reasons Raheem Sterling is a great footballer and a person I can confidently look up to as a role model and the person I want to be like.

By Stephen Rose

Grade 6 student at Mona Preparatory School