It’s been almost a month since Sterling left the reigning champions for London rivals, Chelsea. The winger left City for a fee close to £50m and has already made his debut for Chelsea.
In a recent interview with Sterling, he responded to some rather interesting questions, including his reasons for deciding to leave Pep Guardiola’s ever-winning side.
Raheem Sterling on leaving City: “I felt my playing time at Man City was getting limited and you can’t afford to waste that time. I didn’t want to see my time rising and falling so I made the change. I tried to fight and change the situation but I couldn’t and I came here.
“With the options I had, it was one that tailor made for my personal goals, family it makes a lot of sense, and the direction the club is going in. It’s a team who shows they are competing and only going to get better. It made a lot of sense.
“My full journey going up to Liverpool, then City – living the dream, and coming back to London as a grown adult, I’ve got my head on my shoulders. It’s a perfect time to have a new challenge.”
Sterling’s statement clearly shows how he had almost totally fallen out of favour during his spell at City. He wasn’t converting enough and the boss was not as pleased as he could be with the player.
Man City made a last minute attempt to keep the English forward at the club, but his mind was already made. As he journeys with Thomas Tuchel’s side, Sterling will look to beat the odds and give City a reason to regret letting him go.