Raheem Sterling faced a burglary at his house. Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea, has spoken candidly about‘s mental state following the English forward’s home invasion earlier this month. The 28-year-old winger’s experience at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to the Blues’ head coach, was beneficial. While Sterling was traveling with the England team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his home was looted.
The Chelsea winger was forced to depart from the national team camp in Qatar in order to be with his family in the UK. Unfortunately, this is not the first time burglars have targeted the England international’s home. According to the Liverpool Echo, Thomas Mee, a convicted thief, broke into Sterling’s property in Cheshire in 2018 and took luxury goods worth an estimated £500,000.
Prior to Chelsea’s return to the Premier League against Bournemouth, Sterling rejoined the team for training. In a press conference before the game, Potter described the situation facing the former Manchester City forward, according to Football.london: “He’s decent. To the best of your ability, that is. He has unfortunately experienced it before, so he is used to it—not comfortable, mind you, but you get the idea. Again, there is little we can now do to help except to make sure he is as safe as possible with his family. The most significant factor is that.”
He went on to say: “I believe he had a positive World Cup experience. Speaking with him, he expressed positivity and said he had fun, but he had also returned just like the others, focused and eager for the game and aware that we could all play to our potential. All of us are eager to give it a shot.” Chelsea, which is ninth in the standings, will try to move up the league standings with a victory over Bournemouth on December 27.
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