Former Premier League midfielder Jermaine Jenas has told The BBC he is confident Raheem Sterling will make great strides this season.
The attacker left Liverpool in the summer for a big money switch to Manchester City, who currently sit top of the Premier League.
Prior to last night's England game, Jenas expressed his view that Sterling will excel this campaign, and attributed his belief to the fact he will be under less pressure, despite his transfer fee, due to City's multitude of options.
He said: "Raheem Sterling will be in the England Euro 2016 starting XI. Last year was a tough one for Raheem. He was looked upon to take the mantle once Luis Suarez left Liverpool, and then Daniel Sturridge was injured.
"There is a more of freedom in his play at Manchester City. He'll go from strength to strength playing in this City side."
Last year Sterling began promisingly, but once the uncertainty over his future increased his form trailed off, with Liverpool also struggling over the past few weeks of the season.
He had been left out of England's game with San Marino at the weekend due to a desire to rest him, not a reflection on his early season form for City, with one goal and one assist so far.
At City he is one of an array of stars, and a more junior one to David Silva and new boy Kevin de Bruyne. This may well suit him down the ground, and at this early stage it looks like the move is a positive one for him.