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Man City attacker Sterling: Don't mention me with Ronaldo, Messi

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling admits he's nowhere near the level of Barcelona star Lionel Messi or Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo.

The England winger, 24, has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or along with the two footballing icons, who have won the golden trophy five times EACH.

Sterling told FourFourTwo: "Messi's one of a kind.

"Bro, if I'm scoring 50 or 60 goals a year for the next 15 years, then you can talk to me about that – right now, don't talk to me about Ronaldo or Messi!

"I don't want to hear that connection.

"I'm not saying I don't value myself, but those are two guys who have been doing it for 15 years.

"That's not heard of: 40, 50, 60 goals for 15 years."

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