Raheem Sterling revealed he wants to be ‘obsessed’ with football again after an attention-grabbing show in Chelsea’s 3-0 win towards Luton Town on Friday.
The England worldwide scored twice towards the newly-promoted Hatters to earn Mauricio Pochettino his first win as Chelsea boss.
Sterling has made a shiny begin to the season, displaying indicators of promise in the opening weekend draw with Liverpool and final week’s defeat to West Ham, and the 28-year-old capped a high-quality show towards Luton with his first targets of the the season.
Speaking after the sport, he revealed his motivation for bettering on a troublesome first marketing campaign at Stamford Bridge.
He advised Sky Sports: ‘I need to get again to being obsessed with football. Just football 24/7 and nothing else and give attention to high performances and targets and assists.
‘It was a little bit of frustration from final season from myself personally as a result of I felt like I used to be at all times coming with my again to objective. A bit deep and I wasn’t giving myself sufficient probabilities to get into the field.’
Sterling has began the season in a new-look frontline alongside summer season signing Nicolas Jackson, who scored his first objective for the Blues to spherical off the 3-0 win.
And the previous Manchester City man was fast to credit score Pochettino for his shiny begin to the brand new marketing campaign.
He mentioned: ‘I had a dialog with the gaffer earlier final week and we have gone via the function and I do know precisely what he wants from me and it is so simple as that.
‘I would like to get on the again foot and do what I do and drive at gamers and get on it and that is when I’m only.
‘I got here [to Chelsea] in a troublesome interval, that is all completed.. I believe an important factor, I’ve had a have a look at myself and I’m an individual who at all times tries to analyse what I’ve been doing, what I’ve achieved incorrect, what I can change.’
Sterling solely discovered the web on 9 events final season as Chelsea slumped to a 12th-place end in the Premier League.
However, he now seems to have a brand new lease of life underneath Pochettino and is ready to be an important a part of any try to climb the league desk this time period.
Chelsea return to motion subsequent week after they tackle AFC WImbledon in the second spherical of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.