Raheem Sterling aims dig at ex-Chelsea manager after scoring two goals
After scoring two goals in his team's 3-0 victory over Luton Town in the Premier League on Friday, Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling took a subtle shot at the club's former manager, Graham Potter.
When Potter was in charge of the west London club, Sterling admitted that he was a little frustrated with how deep he was placed in the Chelsea squad last year.
This may be attributed to Potter, who frequently used Sterling in deeper roles and out of position during his disastrous final few months as Blues manager.
Sterling was eager to emphasize the influence the former Paris Saint-Germain head coach has had on that as well as the significance of playing the right way when discussing how Mauricio Pochettino, his new manager, has made him look reborn.
“I was happy; obviously, I think we started half decently against Liverpool, and then with the loss last week [against West Ham], we needed to get a win here. I am just happy to contribute to that,” Sterling told Sky Sports post-match.
‘It was a bit of frustration from last season from myself personally because I felt like I was always coming with my back to goal. A bit deep and I was not giving myself enough chances to get into the box.
“I had a conversation with the gaffer [Pochettino] earlier last week and we’ve gone through the role and I know exactly what he needs from me and it is as simple as that, I need to get on the back foot and do what I do and drive at players and get on it and that is when I am most effective.”
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