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​Manchester City star motivated by silverware, not greed

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has slammed the critics who claim the England international is motivated by money.

Sterling was heavily criticised after his £49 million move from Liverpool to City in the summer, but the 20-year-old is adamant the decision to leave Anfield was about winning silverware, no a fatter pay check.

Speaking ahead of England's friendly match with Spain this week Sterling told reporters: "My ambitions are purely about challenging for silverware and trying to win stuff for my club and country. Everyone has the same dreams. I'm just trying to make those dreams a reality."

"I'm working hard every day to be the best I can be. And hopefully one day I can look back on my career and I'll have quite a lot of trophies behind me. I set goals for every season, and that's to win everything this season. It's just another year of trying to achieve something."

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