Raheem Sterling, who became this summer's most expensive acquisition for Chelsea, has acknowledged that there are 'various factors' for why he lost Pep Guardiola's favor when he expressed a desire to leave City
In an interview, Raheem Sterling stated that he switched from Manchester City to Chelsea because he “couldn’t waste any more time.” Since moving to Manchester United from Liverpool in 2015, the Englishman has been an essential member of the team. Under Pep Guardiola, Sterling has made the most appearances. Sterling, though, became friends with the bench as a result of his recent run of success.
Raheem Sterling, who is 27 years old, wants to establish himself as one of the best players, not simply a backup in matches. Particularly with the World Cup fast coming, he must depart for a squad where the English player’s role is maximized. “I believe that Man City is restricting how much I play, and I don’t want to squander any more time. I don’t want to experience the surge and fall once more as I look back. I therefore need a fresh challenge in order to continue to demonstrate the traits of a great player.
“I have been playing consistently since I was 17 years old, and I cannot tolerate not being able to play frequently as I approach the pinnacle of my career. My personality is to try to fight, but sadly that couldn’t happen,” Sterling admitted that his decision to leave the team last season was motivated by his extended time on the bench.
The £47.5 million acquisition also admitted that joining Chelsea has helped him feel more mature: “I feel it’s a journey that I have to go through. I always tried to express myself when I was at Liverpool, then I moved to Man City and lived my dream, and now I’m in London where I feel like an adult. play football and possess a clear sense of direction for his life and career. Therefore, this is the ideal time to take on a new challenge.
Chelsea will host Tottenham this weekend in the English Premier League’s second round. Raheem Sterling’s “launch” in front of Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge is anticipated to be remarkable.
The English star revealed his motivation for joining Chelsea and talked about his initial experiences with the new team. “It’s been a great first week at Chelsea. The situation is secure. I’m at ease. I’d like to thank the Chelsea supporters. Thank you very much for your warm welcome. For me, it was a thrilling period.”
“I am aware that I must score more goals. I believe I still have goals to accomplish, and Chelsea is the ideal setting for me to do so. I’m hoping to succeed at Chelsea and put up a lot of goals. That’s all there is to it! “.