Mauricio Pochettino has voiced his support for Chelsea’s forward, Raheem Sterling, stating his belief that Sterling has earned his spot in the England squad.
Pochettino’s comments come in the wake of Sterling’s recent outstanding performances, particularly evident in Chelsea’s recent 4-1 victory against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Sterling was instrumental in the game, not only netting a goal but also playing a significant role in the team’s other three goals, leading the Blues to an impressive comeback win.
Despite Sterling’s superb form this season, wherein he has scored three times and provided one assist in the Premier League, he was conspicuously missing from Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad lineup.
This exclusion means that the 28-year-old forward hasn’t represented his country in over a year.
It’s worth noting that Sterling, who previously showcased his prowess at Manchester City, seems to be reclaiming his prime form, emerging as a potentially central figure in Pochettino’s plans for Chelsea.
Addressing the omission, Pochettino, quoted by the Independent, expressed confidence in Sterling’s ability to demonstrate his worth.
He remarked, “A player of his caliber and experience is fully aware of the importance of consistently delivering on the field.
This is his way to remind the national team’s manager of his potential mistake in leaving him out.”
Pochettino emphasized that Sterling’s continued top-notch performances and goal-scoring feats will undoubtedly make a compelling case for his inclusion in future England squads.