Sterling should start for England in Brazil

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Why we shouldn’t heap so much pressure on this Liverpool starlet

Date: 4th June 2014 at 6:39pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Raheem Sterling has his supporters. In part it’s owed to the general lack of hope for England going into this World Cup, while the rest is made up from the continued shameless hyping of young players. What isn’t being taken into account as we near England’s first game against Italy is tactics – and if there are a few mutterings of such a concept, they’re being kept quiet and well away from the majority opinion. Raheem Sterling deserves to be at this World Cup following the excellent half-season he had with Liverpool. He’s earned the right to be part of Roy Hodgson’s squad, but let’s not mistake a merited place for entitlement into a starting XI. The 19-year-old has been picked for his form with Liverpool; we don’t know what he’ll be like ... Read More


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