The club’s stars have never been revealed that they deserve for their trophy-laden spell under Pep Guardiola, according to Sterling.
Raheem Sterling considers Manchester City’s players have never been shown that they deserve when it comes to individual awards.
City are set to relinquish the Premier League title to Liverpool in the coming months but had previously won the trophy for two consecutive seasons under Pep Guardiola, who’s won the EFL Cup and Community Shield twice, in addition to the FA Cup, during his period at England.
Manuel Pellegrini also managed to win the league with City in 2013-14, two seasons after the club secured their maiden Premier League triumph in dramatic fashion on the last day of 2011-12.
But while City stars have mastered the PFA Team of the Year over recent campaigns, and Sterling himself has scooped the Young Player of the Year trophy — as has team-mate Leroy Sane — the England forwards still feels the club isn’t represented enough.
“Especially in the past year where we’ve won the national quadruple such as the league, to have a player winning PFA Player of the Year kind of speaks for itself really,” Sterling told AS.
“The award was given to a Liverpool player [Virgil van Dijk] who had a fantastic season, but I look at previous seasons also when Yaya Toure scored 20 goals from midfield and he did not win Player of the Year.
“Additionally, Sergio Aguero has been in the club for at least seven decades and has scored incredible goals during this time, yet not one of City’s players have won it.
“It is not possible to win the league four times and none of the players were Player of the Year.
“So, this season Liverpool win the league and a Liverpool player will win the Player of the Year for sure. We won the league four times and we were not treated with the same respect.
“The first year we won the league [under Guardiola], Kevin De Bruyne was incredible and they gave it to another participant [N’Golo Kante].
“Every year we win a major trophy and it is given to an opposition player. It’s that type of thing that does not depend on us, but we keep going.”