Michael Owen comments on the Raheem Sterling debate

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has his say on the Raheem Sterling debate that is going on in England at the moment.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen seems to be surprised at the current debate over Raheem Sterling in England.

The former England international has just returned from China and is amused to see the media giving coverage to Sterling asking not to start on Sunday.


‘Just landed home from China’, the 34-year-old wrote on Sportlobster. ‘Mustn't be much news about if virtually every paper, news station and radio are dedicating their main story towards players being tired. Is that such a big revelation?’

The Sterling story has indeed been major news over the past couple of days, and it could continue for quite some time.

On Sunday, England manager Roy Hodgson left the Liverpool winger out of the starting line-up against Estonia in the Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.

Hodgson claimed that the 19-year-old himself had told him on Saturday evening that he was feeling tired and wanted to be rested.

The revelations of the England boss have caused a huge debate in English football, with Sterling strongly criticised by many for wanting to be rested.

The youngster’s admission that he is tired has also sparked discussions on whether players should be given a break from playing for their national sides.

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