Following the brilliant performance England put up versus Sweden, Gary Neville claimed the criticism of Raheem Sterling at halftime was ‘absolutely disgusting’.
Neville thinks Sterling did extremely well in the game, which qualified England for the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Even though Sterling missed a chance, he played a key part in the defence and a goal was the only thing missing from his stats in the end.
“The actual treatment at half-time of [Sterling] across social media was absolutely disgusting, and isn’t representative of the performance he put in,” Neville said, according to Sky Sports.
“To run in-behind Granqvist all that time, he kept getting in and getting in. OK, we didn’t have the cherry on the cake, the goal, where all of a sudden you’re a hero, but it was a brilliant performance.”
Neville went on to praise the whole team of England as well.
“Absolutely incredible. An amazing job. I have to say over the last 25 years of England, when we’re winning we usually drop deep and protect, and when we’re losing we get desperate.”