Chelsea’s new signing Raheem Sterling has revealed the reason why he joined the Stamford Bridge outfit from Manchester City this summer.
Sterling has been a vital player under Pep Guardiola he has won all trophies in England under the guidance of the Spanish gaffer, and he stayed longer in train and even with reduced numbers of starts.
So why leave that easy ride behind and come to Chelsea? The winger explained in his introductory press conference at Cobham today.
He described the club as “tailor-made” for his personal goals and mentioned family as the first factor. After years of living in Liverpool and then Manchester, moving back to his roots in London is clearly a draw for him.
The other reason is the team’s competitive spirit having played “four or five finals” that Chelsea has been over the last few years.
Finally, there was the new era being launched by the new ownership, that would initiate a new beginning at the club and the winger likes the idea.
Sterling made a switch from Liverpool to Manchester City where he developed extremely well under the tutelage of Guardiola in the last few years, he played 225 games for the Premier League Champions and scored 91 times for the Etihad Stadium from 2015-2022.
Chelsea will take on Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in the Premier League as the Blues welcome Antonio Conte to Stamford Bridge.