Raheem Sterling identified Mateo Kovacic as the teammate he was most looking forward to playing with after joining Chelsea.
The English winger, who spent eight trophy-filled years at Manchester City and established himself as one of the game’s most productive wingers, returned to London in the summer.
When Sterling was at the Etihad Stadium, City and Chelsea engaged in numerous epic battles, and Sterling cited the Croatian international as one of his toughest opponents.
When asked by BT Sport whom he was most looking forward to teaming up with after joining the Blues, Sterling responded that Mateo Kovacic is to be fair.
Oh my gosh was his perpetual thought. For England, he also cherished his time spent playing with Mason Mount. He just seems to be a little busy, always on the go. But they are those two.
Kova engaged in some serious offenses against us on occasion.
After a string of lackluster performances, while playing the unfamiliar position of wing-back, Sterling’s form has also come under scrutiny.
Graham Potter maintains that the 27-year-old has not been given any defensive responsibilities, but Arsenal legend Ian Wright claimed earlier this week that Sterling cannot be happy unless he is returned to his best position.
Before Chelsea’s Premier League match against Arsenal, Wright claimed on the Kelly and Wrighty Show that one of Graham Potter’s current endeavors is so perplexing that he is unable to comprehend it.
When he reviewed the game’s analysis, he noted that Brighton destroyed Chelsea’s full-back unit because Pulisic and Sterling were supposed to show up and try to support Chalobah and Cucurella.
He could not comprehend why it was not taking place. When you consider what Sterling has accomplished at City and the team he was a part of, everything was focused on offense for him, so he can’t be content in that role.
He hopes they can quickly resolve that for him because it must be very strange and difficult for him to join a new club and play in a position like that.