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“From the beginning, we showed we came here to win the game and tried to do that on the pitch,” he reflected.
“Unfortunately, we conceded the goal in the second half and it finished in a draw.
“We tried to push on and make some high pressing but they didn’t play and they started to play long balls.
“We lost some second balls and I think that makes it difficult for us. We defended more than usual at the back in front of our box. That was the reason they hit back.
“We tried from the beginning of the game and unfortunately, we could not score more goals. In fact, we conceded goals and that’s it.”
Asked whether the draw ended City’s title chances, the Brazilian responded: “The Premier League is still open.
“We have a tough game against Chelsea away.
“To be close to them, we have to win that game and we will see what will happen at the end of the season.”
Jesus Navas comes into the side, with Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure on the bench. Defender Vincent Kompany returns to the matchday squad following his recovery from injury.
You’d think the season was done and dusted the way media outlets are disregarding one of the Blues’ biggest games of the season… well, there’s unfinished business yet.
City have been held by Liverpool and Stoke in their last two Premier League matches and Sterling believes the Blues will have to improve in front of goal if they are to achieve their objectives.