Raheem Sterling said he enjoyed playing as a wing-back in Graham Potter’s first game as Chelsea manager.
After joining Chelsea at the start of the season, Sterling played in the forward line under Thomas Tuchel, either as a winger or as a false nine, but Potter handed him a new role for the match against Red Bull Salzburg. , posted him as the left wing. -Back.
The 27-year-old was able to make an impact, was given license to go forward and scored his side’s only goal of the night.
Sterling was asked about his new position after the match, explaining to BT Sport: “I played a bit of a different role here under the manager and it was one that I enjoyed, here in a wider sense. Playing, and it will get better with time.”
He usually played wider, often hugging the touchline, and confirmed that this was a specific instruction from Potter.
“He wanted me to get at fullback, get into the box, create chances. Like I said, the more time he’s under, I think it’s going to be better for us.”
The match ended 1-1 and Salzburg equalized late in the game. The result leaves Chelsea in a precarious position in their group after losing their first match against Dinamo Zagreb.
Next up is AC Milan, and Sterling admits Chelsea need three points against the Rossoneri if they are to progress from the Champions League group stage.
“It was a disappointing day today but we have a big game coming up and it’s one that we will definitely win,” he concluded.