In the 1/8 final of the League Cup, Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 away. Sterling played the center forward and completed two shots and one pass. After the game, Guardiola praised Sterling for being capable of multiple positions and recovering quickly, allowing him to play one game every three days. Blue Moon's new aid Ferran Torres also received praise from Guashuai.
When asked whether Sterling could replace Aguero and Jesus, Guashuai said: "Yes, no matter where you play, Sterling is capable. I am very happy that he has brought me personally. Everything brought to the team."
"I am sure he is a man of incredible quality, who can play a game every three days, his body recovers very quickly, his desire for improvement is very strong, and he is an amazing guy."
"I think he has improved a lot since we came to Manchester City. His professional ethics and dedication are commendable. He has grown a lot, but he knows he can do more."
Speaking of new aid Ferran Torres, Guashuai said: "He is playing very well, he is a young player, and still needs a little time to understand what we want to do. He is very smart in passing the offensive zone. Not passing for the sake of passing."
Regarding Zinchenko’s injury, Guashuai said: “He was injured again two days ago. He has recovered before but was injured again and will be absent for two to three weeks.”