Raheem Sterling has revealed that he was instantly “intrigued” by the opportunity of a switch to Chelsea FC this summer season following their stable performances in latest seasons.
The 27-year-old England worldwide signed for the south west London facet earlier this month after Thomas Tuchel moved to bolster his attacking choices forward of his second full season in cost at Stamford Bridge.
Sterling can be anticipating to be an everyday fixture within the Blues staff shifting forwards as he bids to assist them to problem for main trophies this season following their third-placed end final time period.
Chelsea FC gained the Champions League within the 2020-21 marketing campaign and have reached the FA Cup last for the final three years – however the Blues haven’t gained the Premier League title since their triumph beneath Antonio Conte again in 2017.
Sterling, who has 4 Premier League winners’ medals, has now lifted the lid on why he was so tempted by a transfer to Stamford Bridge from Manchester Metropolis this summer season.
Talking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Sterling mentioned: “Seeing within the final two years it’s 4 or 5 finals that you just guys have been in, the progress, you gained the Champions League and at the moment are trying to problem for the Premier League, it’s one thing that intrigued me after I was having a dialog with the membership.
“Seeing the course that you just guys are getting in, it’s one thing I actually purchased into and I simply felt it’s a place the place I can actually come into my very own. I simply suppose it’s the proper platform for me.
“The membership’s already obtained that successful mentality however to maintain doing it each single 12 months and maintain successful an increasing number of trophies and constructing on the earlier season, I feel that’s what high managers like Thomas [Tuchel] do. It’s not one 12 months win and subsequent 12 months relaxation, it’s many times and once more and that’s what excites me to be right here.”
Sterling scored 13 targets and made 5 assists within the Premier League final season however solely began 23 of Manchester Metropolis’s 38 top-flight video games en path to them successful the title.
The England winger additionally opened up on how getting the possibility to work with Tuchel at Stamford Bridge was one of many causes he opted for a transfer to the south west London facet.
“You may see how real he [Tuchel] was and the way a lot he needed me right here, and that was the nail on it for me. I used to be sure that this can be a place I wish to be,” he continued.
“I do know just a few of the boys from the nationwide staff. Mase, Chilly, [Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell] to call just a few, and I’ve obtained an excellent reference to Callum [Hudson-Odoi] already.
“I really feel at house already and I’m simply maintain placing the work in and may’t wait to gel much more with them.”