'You don't understand': Ben Foster amazed by skill he's seen from 27-year-old Chelsea player at World Cup
Ben Foster was left amazed by the World Cup goal that Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling scored earlier this week.
Sterling impressed as part of an eye-catching England side that hit Iran for six on Monday.
England took early control in their World Cup group by thrashing Iran 6-2, scoring some really fantastic goals along the way.
For Sterling, he justified his spot in the starting line-up by firing in a volley from inside the box.
There were question marks from supporters about the 27-year-old’s role in the team going into the World Cup because his club form has been questionable in the past month. He showed on Monday why England boss Gareth Southgate trusts him so much, though.
His finish against Iran was an instinctive one, that he guided in from a Harry Kane cross, the type of goal only the best goalscorers can pull off.
Raheem Sterling World Cup goal
Ben Foster highlighted the quality of Chelsea forward’s World Cup goal by saying it’s such a difficult bit of skill.
“You don’t understand how hard that finish is you know. You’re running at full pelt, the ball is whipped in, and I know it looks like he’s just stuck his leg out and it’s gone in, but he’s guided that. That’s a hard thing to do,” Foster said.
In our view, Sterling isn’t going anywhere from England’s starting line-up looking ahead to the rest of the tournament.
It must be a real headache for Southgate when you see some of the names he put on the bench against Iran, but there’s nobody else in the squad with more England caps than him.
His impact in the opposition box when he represents his country can be really special.
Likewise, Mason Mount must have a good chance of keeping his spot in the line-up after impressing on Monday.