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Man City attacker Raheem Sterling: We can't stand still

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling says they're ready to up their level for the new season.

City have arrived in Hong Kong on the latest leg of our Asia Tour and take on Hong Kong Premier League Champions Kitchee FC at the Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday.

“The biggest difference is that every season, the competition gets tougher, the level gets raised and that's one of the best things here – that it's always a high tempo," Sterling said in a pre-match press conference.

“You're always learning and competing on all fronts with other players for your position.

“The manager sets a high standard and it's down to us as players to match that and try and put out our best.

"Hopefully, the manager will put me on the pitch!

“I'll try to get some minutes. It's an important time for us – we have to get ready and get fit for the new season."

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