Raheem Sterling reacts open up on Man of The Match’ display against Burnley
Raheem Sterling has insisted he had no point to prove after starring during Chelsea’s 4-1 win against Burnley.
The English forward had a hand in all of Chelsea’s goals, netting one and drawing a foul that led to a penalty, which was clinically dispatched by Cole Palmer. In the second half, Sterling also fired a deflected shot that gave Chelsea the equaliser after falling behind to Burnley in the first half of the match.
The performance comes off the back of the England international being snubbed by Gareth Southgate, as the Three Lions’ manager announced the players’ list for his side’s upcoming internationals, but Sterling is adamant he just wanted to help Chelsea to victory.
He told the media: “I wouldn’t say I had something to prove. We started well and conceded but then we kept playing and kept building. We took our chances and it was a good performance in the end.
“We were disappointed to go behind but it just shows that we are not giving up and we are building a foundation and making these steps week in, week out.
“I took the strike and I’m happy to score.
“We’re just building, that’s all we can do. Just keep building and keep working on the training field to replicate that in matches.
“The fans are travelling here even though we are not at the peak of what we should be doing. They see what the manager and players are trying to do and making those steps. We just want to connect with our fans, keep winning for them and make them smile.”