England forward Raheem Sterling is optimistic that he would feature for Manchester City for their Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Sterling has been out with a hamstring injury he picked in their last week’s league tie against Tottenham Hotspur and manager Pep Guardiola refused to give an exact date when the player will be back in action.
It is reported that standard hamstring injuries like Sterling’s take three weeks to heal and the player is aiming to return to training shortly before the first leg in Madrid on February 26.
Other reports from Daily telegraph state that Sterling is doing all he can to feature in both legs as he ponders on his next move which many have touted to be Madrid.
The first leg might come early for Sterling but the player should be fit and ready when City welcome Madrid for the second leg of the tie slated for March 17.
His return will be some good news for England too ahead of Euro 202 with the Gareth Southgate team sweating on the fitness of some of their attackers in Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford; the duo set to return late in March.