Sterling: I am keeping away from certain stuff I was doing last year

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling feels his change of focus has helped him reach his best form this campaign.

The England international has made headlines for his off-field behaviour in the past and was criticised for underwhelming performances on more than one occasion last season.

But Sterling has impressed in 2016-17 and he believes his new attitude has been key to his resurgence.

"The environment is really good and I am keeping myself to myself, keeping away from certain stuff I was doing last year," Sterling told Sky Sports.

"It is doing me the world of good, so that is what I need to keep doing. I am enjoying my football."

The 21-year-old has been one of City's star men this term, but he aims to be more consistent in order to keep helping the team.

"I need to be a player who helps the team on a regular basis, not just once every few months," he added.

"That is what I am trying to do, it will take time but I will get there."