Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, who has also been in the headlines this week for an interview he gave to the Evening Standard about his contract situation, has now spoken out on a bust-up in the England camp.
It was revealed earlier this week that Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez, from Man City and Liverpool respectively, had been involved in an altercation at the England camp.
This was a continuation of the flair up seen at the end of the match between the two clubs in the Premier League at the weekend, with Liverpool running away as 3-1 winners.
As a result, Sterling has been banned for one match by England manager Gareth Southgate, ruling him out of the Montenegro EURO 2020 qualifier tonight (Independent).
Joe Gomez, who was recently linked with a future move to Tottenham, has not been punished by the manager (90 Min).
Danny Rose believes that the argument is not a big deal, and stuff like this happens all the time.
He said (TalkSPORT): “It is not a big deal. We know there was something and people’s safety and how they are feeling is vital but, to me, it happens every day up and down the country within football.
“Is that right? No, it is not right but it happens and it can happen – emotions run high and you may say something.
“I have said a lot of things out of anger and frustration and you may do things out of anger and frustration – it is not right but once you have had time to calm down and assess everything you shake hands and move on.
“For me, it is just business as usual. We trained as usual and the gaffer was great in training, Steve Holland and all the coaching staff and all the lads trained well so it has just been a normal day.
“The squad is great. I came into the England set-up in 2016 and it was new for me but every camp under Gareth particularly, I look forward to coming away and seeing the boys.
“Raheem is fine or as good as he can be. I’ve been with him having dinner talking about everything – football, families. As I say we had a meeting last night and there is no time to dwell on things
“We have a game in two days so if anything is going to be said or done it has to do be done after Sunday when we have qualified for the Euros and we are just concentrating on Montenegro and Kosovo.
“It is something new that has happened under the gaffer but I think every manager could say the same when this happens under them and I honestly can’t stress enough that it is not a big deal.
“There has been a punishment put in place and to miss England’s 1000th game at Wembley, it shows the manager has taken action and we just have to put it to bed now.”
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