Raheem Sterling criticism is "disgusting", says Gary Neville

Lynette Rowe
July 12, 2018

More specifically, he's anxious about Raheem Sterling.

"I know there's been a lot of criticism for Sterling", Jones told the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show on talkSPORT.

England have defied expectations this summer, easily seeing off Sweden in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final.

He actually mentioned Sterling a second time, praising his pace and power, and said he and his coaching team would be analysing England more closing over the next two days and passing that information on to his players.

Amid the joyous celebrations that have greeted England's run to the semi-finals in Russia, Sterling seems to be acting as a lightning rod - the one player whose contribution splits opinion. (EPA) Jones has called on Jamie Vardy to win a place ahead of Sterling.

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Former Manchester United and England defender Neville feels that the criticism is unwarranted and believes that some of the comments he saw on Twitter at half-time during England's 2-0 win over Sweden were completely uncalled for.

"It's a bit of a worry". They will face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Sterling and co face Croatia on Wednesday evening, with the victor facing either France or Belgium in the final on Sunday in what is now an all-European affair, the third time this will have happened in four tournaments.

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The Manchester City winger has come under fire by pundits and supporters, even before the World Cup started, when his choice of tattoos were questioned by British tabloids.

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