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‘It’s disappointing’: Raheem Sterling opens up on Manchester City exit

Raheem Sterling has opened up on why he chose to leave Manchester City for Chelsea.


Sterling, now 27, joined Man City from Liverpool in 2015 and played a key role in City becoming the most dominant club in English football.

The Englishman scored 131 and assisted 94 in 337 outings for the Sky Blues but has since left the club for Chelsea.

Sterling has become a regular feature for the Blues already and provided one assists during the club’s clash with Tottenham last week.

Chelsea are now set to face Leeds United on Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the game, Sterling has opened up on why he decided to leave Man City, who he won countless trophies with:

“Everyone wants to feel wanted, football is no different,” Sterling told Sky Sports.

“When you play your heart out, sacrifice some of your kids’ birthdays, and then get treated in a certain way, it’s disappointing.

“At the time I was fuming, raging, but it’s gone, it’s in the past and I can only focus on the present, which is now, here at Chelsea, and the opportunity I’ve got here to go out and showcase my talents once again.”

Pressed on the biggest factors behind his decision to trade Manchester City for Chelsea, Sterling said: “Misunderstandings, contracts running down. It was a shame to see how it ended in the end because I had such a great time there.

“A lot of things came into play, a lot of reasons, but I wasn’t complaining, I was ready to challenge and, as you can see, even with some of the performances I put in, you couldn’t guarantee yourself a place so it just didn’t make sense to fight a battle you can never win.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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