Raheem Sterling hopes to give Manchester City fans a reason to criticize his name after Sunday's collapse in Southampton on Sunday.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates goal scandal (Photo: Reuters)
Sterling scored two goals and assisted two assists when City won 6-1 at Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
City boss Pep Guardiola has praised the England striker for his performances in his performance as "unusual performance" as people showed his performances.
Sterling said he likes when people sing his name.
"We have to try to continue to sing," he said. "I enjoy playing Etihad all the time, it's a fantastic stadium, and I come out and see my family and everyone."
Sterling's comments could be seen as a sign of encouragement as he is close to agreeing a new deal with the defending champions, two more than Chelsea and Liverpool leading the Premier League.
The former Liverpool player is out of contract at the end of the season, but there have been reports that he has renewed a new contract with the club after months of negotiations.
City are facing a difficult week, hosting Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday before Manchester United play at home next Sunday.
"They play hard games," said Sterling. "It is a great week before the start of Shakhtar, the most important match, we need to try to win and go to a derby."
City beat Saints and all, but they drew the game in the opening 18 minutes. Wesley Hoedt handed Leroy Sane the lead before Sergio Aguero scored 150 goals in the Premier League and David Silva scored the third goal.
Sterling hit the two laps and then won a hat-trick as they won the Golden Boot at the end of the sixth.
"It was great performance," said Sterling. "The boys were fine, we were fantastic with no balls, not just the ball, we needed to be better than Liverpool, and we thought it was not good enough.
"The most difficult football game is to score, we have won, we have been honored and we have our chance, that's the highest level."