'There's another step': Chelsea star insists he can get better, thinks Stamford Bridge is the 'perfect' place for him
Chelsea star Raheem Sterling thinks he can get better as a player, especially now he’s in his new environment at Stamford Bridge.
Sterling, 27, is now a Chelsea player after completing his transfer from Manchester City this summer.
The England attacker has got his Blues debut out of the way already during pre-season, so there’s a lot of excitement around what he’s going to bring to the XI when the new campaign begins next month.
He arrives in West London as a four-time Premier League winner. The left-winger has 109 Premier League career goals so far, too.
Sterling thinks he can get better
Chelsea fans will be excited to hear Sterling’s comments about where his game is at.
The £47.5million speedster is confident he can still go through the gears to become a better player, which is brilliant news for his new manager Thomas Tuchel.
“I know how much more I have to offer. I still feel within myself that there’s another step that I’ve been fighting to get on to and I think this is the perfect platform for me to do that,” Sterling said.
“Hopefully I can do that in person at the Bridge for many years to come and just keep bagging them goals in, simple as that!”
Will Sterling be the first Chelsea player since Diego Costa in the 2016/17 season to hit 20 Premier League goals in a single year?
The ex-Man City winger has achieved that feat once before in his top-flight career, along with returns of 18 league goals (2017/18) and 17 league goals (2018/19) as well.
He’s a proven player that is already impressing his new teammates. For example, Kai Havertz has been singing his praises after working with him for a few days.
There’s no doubt Sterling has the kind of speed, movement and directness that should help the other forwards playing alongside him.