(Video) Watch Raheem Sterling display strength as he tackle Charlotte defender for a goal chance in United States tour

Watch Raheem Sterling display strength as he tackle Charlotte defender for a goal chance in United States tour

Raheem Sterling display a great performance in the Chelsea United States tour as he was given a chance to have his first Chelsea professional appearance

The former Manchester city forward that move to permanently to join Thomas Tuchel side on a five years permanent deal is expected to replace Romelu Lukaku that seal his return to Inter Milan after an unfavourable season with the blues

Christian Pulisic opened the goal line for Chelsea with a brilliant interference to give Chelsea lead but not long before an equaliser goal went in

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Charlotte win 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time. Conor Gallagher the only one to miss after a panenka gone wrong.

Raheem Sterling’s Chelsea debut against Charlotte FC by the numbers! ⚽️

◉ 45 Minutes Played
◉ 80% Pass Completion (8/10)
◉ 85% Dribble Success (6/7)
◉ 1 Cross into the box
◉ 1 Shot
◉ 1 Shots on Target
◉ 4 Fouls Drawn

Tuchel during the post match press praise the 45 minutes effort of the new singing noticing his acceleration and performance

“I saw four accelerations in the second half I think and they all came from Raheem. There is not need for major doubts or criticism, but it’s never important what the manager has in his head ahead of pre-season.”

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Concerning the defeat, Thomas Tuchel said “We presented the team very briefly this morning, we expected a narrow back four and that’s what we found. I think we had enough spaces and enough quality in the first half to dominate and finish the game off in the first 20 minutes.”

“We keep on struggling to feel these things and then it is not the first time we get punished. If you keep the stadium alive, this is what can happen.”

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