Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry has congratulated Manchester City star Raheem Sterling following last night’s Champions League semi-final victory.
The Villans coach was one of numerous footballing figures and celebrities who messaged the Citizens ace on Instagram in wake of a historic night for the Etihad outfit.
City ran out 2-0 winners over Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad for a 4-1 aggregate victory which sent Pep Guardiola’s side into the final of the competition for the first time.
Sterling, who came off the bench late on in the game, shared the following message on Insta:
And Terry was amongst the well-wishers:
In 2015, Terry defended Sterling amid criticism of his desire to leave Liverpool.
“Raheem has taken a bit of stick recently, but I was really impressed by him,” the former England international told talkSPORT.
“I didn’t realise how good he was until I played against him three or four times. He’s an exceptional player.
“At times he’s been unfairly treated this year with the press he’s got. He’s a young player and wants to play at the very top for the very best.
“He’s got ambitions to play in the Champions League and continue playing for his country.”
Six years on, and Sterling has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, five League Cups, two English Super Cups, and is in the Champions League final.