Sterling offered Nelson, who is looking to break through at Arsenal, some advice
But the teenager sought advice from the Sterling star from Manchester City and England to help him
& # 39; Raheem is an example for many young boys who come through it. He gave me small messages on Instagram, such as & # 39; continue & # 39 ;, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I trained a few times with the English team and there is always encouragement.
& # 39; It is always good to have people like him in and around the England line-up to give you a pat on the back that you know is doing well and good things are coming & # 39 ;.
The nineteen-year-old now looks at the first team role at Arsenal after scoring seven goals for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
& # 39; It was hard to leave (Germany) but Arsenal is my team and I want to go back to Arsenal and play, & Nelson said.
& # 39; I have become a little taller. I played Arsenal when I was 17, when he (Arsene Wenger) gave me my debut against Southampton, so I was very immature when I was playing.
& # 39; Now I have a more mature role about me. I'm looking for a link-up game, one of them, and I think I'm more mature.
& # 39; In Germany we had a farewell party, which was fun. Many other players went to different teams. They had a video and also gave me a framed shirt signed by Nelson. It was really good stuff. & # 39;
Nelson, 19, enjoyed a promising loan spelling at Hoffenheim last season and scored seven league goals "scored seven league goals
England Under-21s missed the semifinals after losing their first two games to France and Romania and had nine goals in just three games.
It was his worst performance at the European championships since 2013 and Nelson – who is eligible to play in the next euro in two years – wanted to prove himself in his only appearance in Italy and San Marino against Croatia.
& # 39; I was on the couch the first two games and it wasn't a pleasant feeling, but you know when you get the chance to take it, & he said. & # 39; I tried to go there and prove a point.
& # 39; I have expressed myself for one hundred percent. I played without fear.
& # 39; We had a good bunch of guys here who were probably very good for England, but we still have a young generation coming through the ranks
& # 39; just have to wait and see who is being picked. Hopefully the good core that is picked up goes well. & # 39;