Raheem Sterling is focusing on Champions League glory with Chelsea and says it was an ‘enormous shock’ to lose his beginning spot at Manchester City last term.
Chelsea evolved champions of Europe for the second time in the club’s set of experiences in 2020-21 underflow supervisor Thomas Tuchel, and a prize Sterling has always lost, with Pep Guardiola unfit to direct his group to glory in the opposition so far.
Chelsea beat City in that last – nine years on after they won it the initial time in 2011-12 – with Sterling on the terrible side, an inclination he has not been utilized to since he moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2015 from Liverpool.
The 27-year-old was a central participant at City as they ruled English football, assisting them with bringing home four Premier League championships, five League Cups and the FA Cup.
Notwithstanding, the England international was decreased to the seat for enormous pieces of last season and chose to join Chelsea this late spring in a £47.5m bargain.
‘It was a major shock [losing his beginning role],’ Sterling said. ‘A gigantic shock. A difference in occasions out of nowhere.
‘It’s something I needed to deal with, which is why I’m here. The manager, myself, and individuals at the club know the preciseness exact thing reasons.
‘I attempted to play my football and defeat what is going on, yet it wasn’t possible. So I needed to continue.
‘I haven’t played Champions League football with Chelsea yet. They won it. I haven’t. They have gloating privileges.
‘However, once more, I am here to attempt to win it. I couldn’t say whether I am in an ideal situation anywhere [at Man City] – it isn’t exactly my strength.
‘I will simply go out and attempt to assist the group as I prepare.’