Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged star winger Raheem Sterling to ignore the comparisons with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The England international has risen to prominence since Guardiola took over at the Citizens three seasons ago and has become a real threat for the national side.
Following the winger's impressive display against Kosovo earlier this week, Gareth Southgate claimed Sterling has what it takes to emulate Messi and Ronaldo.
However, Guardiola has urged Sterling not to listen to any of the comparisons for the benefit of his own career.
"Hopefully he cannot read too much and listen to these kind of things, it would be good for him," said Guardiola, according to Sky Sports.
"Nobody can compare with Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi."
Sterling has registered six goals in in five appearances across all competitions for the Citizens this season.