Speaking for the first time to Chelsea’s club media, Raheem Sterling explained his reasons behind making a move to Stamford Bridge from Man City.
He said: “Seeing in the last two years it’s four or five finals that you guys have been in, the progress, you won the Champions League and are now looking to challenge for the Premier League, it’s something that intrigued me when I was having a conversation with the club.
“Seeing the direction that you guys are going in, it’s something I really bought into and I just felt it is a place where I can really come into my own. I just think it’s the perfect platform for me.
“The club’s already got that winning mentality but to keep doing it every single year and keep winning more and more trophies and building on the previous season, I think that’s what top managers like Thomas [Tuchel] do.
“It’s not one year win and next year rest, it’s again and again and again and that’s what excites me to be here. It’s the challenge ahead and to win more trophies.”
Another reason that was reported in the media is that Sterling wanted to play a bigger role in the team than he did at City under Pep Guardiola who often rotated the squad.
Tuchel has reportedly promised Sterling he would get that at Chelsea which is why he now replaces Romelu Lukaku as the highest-paid player at the club.