Pep Guardiola has pushed Raheem Sterling to keep up his excellent form as the Manchester City forward's future was once again questioned.
Since the later portions of last season, Sterling had failed to break into the City lineup on a regular basis.
As a result, there has been increased speculation that the 26-year-old could leave the Premier League champions.
Sterling has been connected with previous club Liverpool, as well as Barcelona and Arsenal.
Sterling, on the other hand, has scored in three of City's last four games, including the crucial equalizer in Wednesday's Champions League win over PSG.
Guardiola reacted to the forward's comeback by emphasizing that it was only the first step in his quest to reclaim the form that made him so feared during City's title-winning season in 2018-19.
"I'm so glad for him, he's helped us for sure. He will fight to be better and better," Guardiola told reporters on Friday.
"It is important for strikers and wingers to score and make assists. He was decisive in what we've done in recent years.
"Scoring goals can give confidence for these type of guys but he has to do better, be aggressive, go one against one, arrive in the final third. This is the first step for him to come back."