Sterling may miss U21 finals

2015-01-16 10:34
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)
Cape Town - England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate admits he may consider leaving Raheem Sterling out of the squad headed to the European Championship finals, reports Football411.

The midfielder has become a favourite at Liverpool following his stellar displays during last season's Premier League campaign, while he was also part of the England first-team's 2014 World Cup squad.

However, Southgate admits he may considering leaving the 20-year-old out of his team for the youth tournament, telling the Daily Mail: "Realistically, Raheem has become a very important player for the (England) senior team and for Liverpool.

"There is a huge demand on him. Part of my role is looking at the development of individuals and I'm not convinced another tournament in the summer would be right for him."

Southgate, who penned a one-year extension with the Football Association on Thursday, added: "Of course he is a super player and, from a selfish point of view, it would be easy to try and grab all of those. But we have to look at the bigger picture."

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