Mauricio Pochettino became the new Chelsea coach. The Argentinian expert will have a difficult task to improve the situation within the team. Chelsea had one of the worst seasons in the history of the club, and they will need big changes.
One of those who was not at the 'level' this season is Raheem Sterling. In an interview with Arab News, the Englishman gave predictions regarding the next season: ‘We have a good squad, the quality is there. We will add some players and some will leave, I get it, but there’s no doubt in my mind we will be challenging again very soon.
From the start of this season we have not had our best XI out. The majority of it, we have had 11, 12 players out injured so it was an unfair start. But then again, these are the challenges that happen at the top football clubs and it will get us the consistency we need.'
- Raheem Sterling said, as quoted by METRO. This great left-winger emphasized that the club had a disappointing season. However, this will not kill their hope for a better tomorrow. ‘It’s been hard work, it’s been a tough season, but I always believe after tough times there will be good times if you keep working hard.
No matter how this season has gone, good, bad or indifferent, I’ve tried to keep the same focus, the same work-rate and believe you will see the shadow pass.’
Raheem Sterling on Mauricio Pochettino
Raheem Sterling is well acquainted with the qualities of Mauricio Pochettino, while the Argentinian expert was still on the Tottenham bench.
It was during this period that Tottenham was the strongest. Sterling has no doubts that Pochettino will do an equally good job at Chelsea. ‘From his time before at Tottenham, I heard a conversation about him and he’s the exact person that we need.
He will bring leadership, he will challenge players physically and mentally and I think he is going to come here and he is going to have the personality that everyone is going to respect. That’s what we need, someone in charge.’