Qatar 2022 Gareth Southgate under fire over decision on England winger Sterling. Qatar 2022 Gareth Southgate under fire over decision on England winger Sterling. Ruud Gullit, a former Chelsea player, has attacked England head coach Gareth Southgate for substituting winger Raheem Sterling during the Three Lions’ Sunday 2-1 World Cup loss to France.
After losing to France in the quarterfinal, England was eliminated from the World Cup competition in Qatar on Saturday.
After 79 minutes of play, Southgate switched out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for Sterling.
Ruud Gullit was astounded by Southgate’s decision to substitute Sterling with Saka, who had been one of England’s finest performers against France. Sterling had just recently returned to the England camp on Thursday after being forced to momentarily leave the country due to a home invasion.
Saka was the only one who was very talented. Why did you remove him? Gullit disclosed to beIN SPORTS.
“Raheem Sterling isn’t close to what he was a few seasons ago, in my opinion.
Why would you do that, then? He did nothing when he turned on.