Winger says post-Scotland criticism is ‘an overreaction’ and insists the mood inside the England camp is relaxed
Amid the doom-mongering, a note of perspective. Actually, a few of them, mainly from Raheem Sterling, the England squad’s most experienced player with 63 caps, but one via him from Gareth Southgate, too.
Sterling does not run from the disappointment of the 0-0 draw with Scotland last Friday in the second set of Euro 2020 group-phase ties. He knows the team’s use of the ball was poor, they did not embrace the occasion correctly. But the Manchester City winger also knows that, when the 1-0 win against Croatia in their first group game is factored in, England remain well set to advance and they are even in a better position at this stage of the competition than previous winners.
It was a point, according to Sterling . . .