‘We figured things out’: England’s Sterling draws line under Gomez clash

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(Reuters) – England’s Raheem Sterling has conceded that emotions got the better of him in a bust-up with team mate Joe Gomez at the national training camp but said he was ready to move on after being dropped by the Football Association.

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The Daily Mail reported that Manchester City winger Sterling had clashed with Liverpool’s Gomez after the England team got together at their Burton on Trent training centre on Monday -less than 24 hours after City lost 3-1 at Liverpool.

“Both Joe and I have had words and figured things out and moved on. We are in a sport where emotions run high and I am man enough to admit when emotions got the better of me.

“…This is why we play this sport because of our love for it – me and @joegomez5 are good we both understand it was a 5-10 second thing… it’s done, we move forward and not make this bigger than it is.

“Let’s get focus on our game on Thursday,” Sterling said on his Instagram account.

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The FA has decided to drop Sterling from Thursday’s EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro as a result of a “disturbance” in a private team area.

Sterling, who has scored 12 goals in 55 England appearances, has been one of the first-team regulars under manager Gareth Southgate and scored twice in the recent 6-0 win to Bulgaria.

Last season, he was named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association after scoring 25 goals in all competitions as City won a domestic treble of the Premier League title, League Cup and FA Cup. -The Star