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Man City attacker Sterling: Ballon d'Or nomination nice, but...

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling says he won't let success go to his head.

Sterling is alongside the biggest names in the game on the shortlist for the prestigious Ballon d'Or, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

But just being in the top few is not enough for the forward, because he wants to go up and collect it one day.

He told Sport360: “It's a good feeling. But it's not the last time I'm looking to be nominated, you know.

“I will try to work in silence, keep going, keep trying to win trophies and the rest will take care of itself.

“For sure, I want my name up there. Whatever age group I've been at — under-15s, 16s, 17s and 18s — I've been one of the best players, so it's no different now." He added: “That's everyone's dream but you have to keep working hard and keep trying to win trophies for your team, because that's what gets you there.

“You have to keep producing week in, week out."

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