Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling said it was a waste of time for him to continue his career at Manchester City.
Since 2018-19, the 27-year-old made fewer league starts each season for City, with 23 last term. After seven years at City, Sterling wanted a “fresh challenge” and made a £50m move to Chelsea last month.
“Since I was 17 I’ve been a regular starter, and to get to the peak in my career, not to be playing regularly was something I wouldn’t accept,” he said.
“My personality is to try to fight and change the scenario, but it didn’t come and that was it.
“As a person you strive to achieve, and I just felt my time at City was getting limited on playing time for different reasons.
“I couldn’t afford to waste that time, so I needed to keep that same level and a fresh challenge.”
Sterling won four Premier League titles with City, the League Cup five times and the FA Cup once, but the Champions League eluded them.

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