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Man City’s winger Raheem Sterling reveals he gets his running style from his MUM

Even Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard appeared to mock the England man's running style during a training session

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling recently realised that he inherited his bizarre running style from his mum.

The Etihad winger has been teased about it over the years — with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard filmed appearing to take the mickey last season.


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Raheem Sterling has been mocked for his running style - and says he has got it from his mother

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Raheem Sterling has been mocked for his running style – and says he has got it from his mother

Others have claimed Sterling runs like Velma from the cartoon Scooby-Doo.

But Sterling now believes his unusual gait comes from his mother Nadine.

He told TalkSPORT: “My mum went to my little brother’s sports day. She sent me a clip of her running — and I thought, ‘OK, that’s where I get it from’.

“I’d never seen her run before. So it’s my mum — don’t laugh!

Raheem Sterling's running style has even been mocked by Chelsea winger Eden Hazard

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Raheem Sterling’s running style has even been mocked by Chelsea winger Eden Hazard

“Before my mum had my sister she was in the Jamaican athletics team.

“I don’t think my running style is something I would like to pass on though — I will just take all of everyone else’s laughter on myself.”

Sterling has come into his own this season, and is one of the first names on Pep Guardiola’s team-sheet.

And he has some advice for up-and-coming talent – and it’s not great reading for clubs from the capital.

The England winger has come into his own for Manchester City this season under Pep Guardiola

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The England winger has come into his own for Manchester City this season under Pep Guardiola

He added: “I’d probably say leave London, be in isolation, have a small area for yourself, not too many friends, just isolation to know what you are doing, training, food, back home.

“Make football your life. I left London and was just alone with the family I was put with.

“In football you can get caught up in your friends or whatever but the isolation is important.”

Sterling came through the youth teams at QPR before getting a dream move to Liverpool.


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