‘A moral maze’: Gareth Southgate tells young England players the party is over

  • Manager delivers warning after trio ruled out for breach
  • ‘We have to recognise that things like this affect the team’

Gareth Southgate has said England’s young players have proven nothing yet and warned them not to risk harming his squad’s reputation after Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho were ruled out of the friendly against Wales on Thursday night following their Covid-19 rules breach last weekend.

England’s last two camps have been blighted by indiscipline and Southgate made it clear the “circus” caused by off‑field problems risks heaping unnecessary pressure on the team. Abraham, Chilwell and Sancho have apologised for their behaviour. Their participation in the Nations League tie against Belgium on Sunday depends on the outcome of coronavirus tests.

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