Raheem Sterling netted a brace in a victory against Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea signed Raheem Sterling last summer and we saw how he changed his style in last one year at Stamford Bridge. Mauricio Pochettino feels Raheem Sterling deserves the credit for turning his Chelsea career around after his two goals against Luton at Stamford Bridge.
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The former Man City star had a disappointing debut season in west London but has looked a player transformed since his new manager took charge.
This is the first time in 10 months when Chelsea beat any side with three-goal margins. Sterling scored a brace and Nicolas Jackson struck his first Chelsea goal.
“I can only talk from day one when we arrived,” said Pochettino. “We had a conversation. His commitment in the way that he wants to provide and contribute for the team, his work ethic and quality.
“I repeat again, I think he deserves the full credit for his performance. We’re very pleased and very happy, he has the quality and he can provide the team goals and assists. Then when we don’t have the ball, working really hard to recover it as soon as possible.
“I’m so pleased for him. He told me it was a difficult season for him last season. I’m very pleased when a player is happy, an offensive player who can score and assist, for us it’s the best feeling.
“Our first conversation with all the players, our conversation with Raheem, I love to ask the position they love to play, how they feel, how they see themselves; to put a player in front of the mirror.
“It’s not the position, it’s the animation and the way the team is going to link in between them. It’s to find the best position, the dynamic of the game when we are playing an offensive situation, to provide the best platform, position and place and link with the player where they can (show) their best quality.
“It’s really important, the process. Time to work to create all these links and this animation and to know each other, we need time. When you want to build a team in the process that we are, it’s matter of time.”
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