Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling has described the Champions League as a ‘special’ competition ahead of City’s semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.

The Premier League leaders, Manchester City welcome La Liga leaders, Real Madrid on Tuesday, 26th of April at the Etihad in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal.

Speaking at a press conference, Sterling said: “It’s a special competition,” the winger said to the media in his pre-match press conference.

“It’s a competition every young player wants to be in, and it was no different (for me) growing up.

“I try to give my best, the music and atmosphere on the night is always special.” He said.

The former Liverpool forward who joined Manchester City from Liverpool in a controversial circumstances in 2015, believes his role hasn’t changed a bit under the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve had to change, it’s been the same from starting here. The squad has changed, but I’ve not had to change my game.” He concluded.

Sterling has won eight trophies with the Cityzens’ since he joined from Liverpool, three League titles, four Carabao Cups and the FA Cup.

He has scored 14 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions this season.