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World Cup Watch: Hodgson Got Liverpool’s Sterling Sent Off Like Paul Gascoigne For Spurs

by | 9th, June 2014

WORLD Cup Watch looks at how the Daily Mail is gearing up top rubbish Roy Hodgson whose key error remains not being Harry Redkapp.

Redknapp’s ghost writer Matin Samuel looks at “impact” substitutes and, in particular, Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling:

Sterling, who knows? Hodgson rejected the chance to start him against Peru or Ecuador and was faced with a young man so desperate to make an impression in that second game that he got sent-off and missed the final match in which he was ear-marked to start.

A player under presser was so desperate to please he got himself sent off. You could argue that if Sterling loses his cool under pressure in a warm-up match, starting him in the white heat of a World Cup game against wily Italy would be folly.

The Mail’s report noted:

Sterling deserved a booking for a reckless tackle on Ecuador captain Antonio Valencia, but the Manchester United man turned a drama into a crisis by jumping up and grabbing his adversary by the throat.

That was also Samuel. But he soon added:

So what does Hodgson take from this? Does he accept some blame for Sterling’s aberration; or does he think this shows the youngster’s inexperience and unpreparedness for the biggest of stages?
Frankly, if this spells the end of of Sterling’s

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