England boss Gareth Southgate steps up to address the media TODAY as crisis over players’ row deepens – with stars kept back from the spotlight
- Gareth Southgate will address the media instead of his players on Tuesday
- Raheem Sterling was dropped from England’s Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday
- It is understood that Sterling attempted to grab Joe Gomez by neck on Monday
- The Three Lions boss was not due to speak to the press but will speak at 3pm
England manager Gareth Southgate will address the media instead of his players on Tuesday afternoon following Raheem Sterling’s bust-up with Joe Gomez.
Manchester City‘s Sterling has been dropped from England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday after it is understood he tried to grab Liverpool‘s Gomez by the neck at St George’s Park.
The Three Lions boss was not due to speak to the press but will carry out media duties rather than members of his squad at 3pm after the FA shelved planned player press conferences.
England manager Gareth Southgate has arranged an impromptu press conference for Tuesday
England have been left shocked at the decision to axe Sterling from the squad to face Montenegro following his altercation with Gomez.
Sportsmail understands members of the squad feel there has been an over reaction to the incident between Sterling and Gomez at St George’s Park that was first revealed by this website.
England boss Southgate took the unprecedented step of issuing a public statement after the incident.
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez were involved in a bust-up once again during England training
The England team-mates clashed late on during Liverpool’s victory over Manchester City
Sources indicate that there’s a feeling within the camp that the matter should have remained in-house after the pair put the issue behind them after Sterling apologised.
Indeed, Sportsmail understands Liverpool played a key role in brokering peace between the team-mates, Reds skipper Jordan Henderson – who will meet up later with the squad as he is suspended for the game against Montenegro – believed to have spoken to the duo by phone.
Henderson has also volunteered to go to St George’s Park on Tuesday to see his Liverpool team mate – who was left with a scratch under his right eye after the incident – and also Sterling.
Sterling left St George’s Park with Southgate’s permission to cool off following the incident and was then allowed to return to the camp.
Liverpool defender Gomez was left with a scratch under his right eye after the incident
Sportsmail broke the news of the latest Sterling-Gomez bust-up online on Monday night
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