Raheem Sterling would be a worthy winner of any player-of-the-season awards, according to England captain Harry Kane.
Sterling, 24, has enjoyed a superb campaign with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, scoring 19 goals in all competitions and netting the decisive penalty as Pep Guardiola’s team retained the EFL Cup with a shoot-out triumph over Chelsea at Wembley.
Kane, 25, and Sterling are set to combine in England’s forward line for the opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro over the coming week, before they take their places on either side of a Champions League quarter-final showdown between Tottenham and City.
“Raheem has had an amazing season again,” Kane told a news conference at England’s St George’s Park training base. “They’ve won one competition, they’re still in all the others and Raheem has been a big part of their success so far.
“He’s a great lad, great player and I’m looking forward to playing with him in the games for the next week or so.
“He’ll definitely be in with a shout for player of the year.”