Defender says ‘it’s no big deal’
DANNY Rose believes the England camp is back to normal after tempers flared between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.
The pair came together in a flashpoint towards the end of City’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, and Sterling did not believe the matter to be settled when they met again in the England team canteen 24 hours later.
His actions towards Gomez have cost him the chance of representing England at Wembley tonight in their 1,000th game after Gareth Southgate opted to punish the 24-year-old .
There has been criticism of the way the decision has been handled, with former England defender Rio Ferdinand suggesting the matter should have been dealt with in-house and reports of players being split over the matter.
However, Tottenham left-back Rose ate with Sterling and feels the City forward is in a good place after apologising to Gomez and the rest of the squad.
“Raheem is fine or as good as he can be,” Rose told talkSPORT. “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.
“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.”
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez in England training yesterday