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Roy Hodgson backs Man City star Raheem Sterling to rack up 100 England caps

England national team coach Roy Hodgson is predicting a long, bright international future for Man City star Raheem Sterling according to reports in The Sun.

The 20-year-old completed his £49m move to the Etihad Stadium earlier this summer and has already greatly impressed for the table topping side and is set to face Switzerland in England’s Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday evening.

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Raheem Sterling already has 16 caps to his name and Hodgson believes the youngster can push on and represent his country for years to come, stating;

“He’ll have a lot of big years — France in 2016, Russia in 2018, 2020 all over Europe and 2022 in Qatar.

“I’m sure that, one day, he’ll be looking forward to sitting here with more than 100 caps.”

Hodgson then went on to explain his decision to rest Raheem Sterling for their 6-0 win over San Marino;

“I didn’t play Raheem in San Marino to give others a chance — and he was the only player we had who might have got suspended as he had a yellow card.

“But he’s ready to go against Switzerland and we’re hoping he brings his City form with him. It’s a big year for him.”

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