Ex City star: ‘Raheem-Gomez clash was nothing’
FORMER City midfielder Steve McManaman has played down the incident involving Raheem Sterling and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez during the international break.
Gareth Southgate made Sterling sit out of the Three Lions’ win against Montenegro following a clash with
Gomez after their arrival at the training camp, the day after City’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield.
The spat attracted plenty of headlines and was the main talking point prior to England’s match at Wembley.
However, McManaman has revealed that the atmosphere after the clash was relaxed and played down the significance of the incident, adding that he was at the hotel.
“To be honest, there are always clashes in training – when you live and play football every single day, there’s always heated incidents on the training ground,” he wrote in his HorseRacing.net column.
“To me it was nothing; it was over in 10 seconds, both the players were fine and I was actually there on the day it happened at the hotel and it was quite relaxed afterwards.”