England manager Gareth Southgate claims his team is100 percent united in how they would respond to racism within their upcoming European Qualifiers.
The England squad have agreed they will jointly abandon a game if some of their players are subjected to repeated racist abuse, together with the trip to Bulgaria under scrutiny of Monday.
Southgate held a group meeting this week to talk about what actions should be taken and its known UEFA routine, which includes before a game is called off, issuing warnings will be followed by the squad.
Tammy Abraham has indicated prior to the protocol is finished, hed be ready to walk off the pitch however, Southgate insists the Chelsea striker isnt in debate with the remainder of the squad.
What we will experience as a team over the next few days are a huge number of queries and anybody that gets one slight nuance thats adrift of the overall feeling of what has been discussed as a team is going to be flagged as a possible debate, said Southgate, prior to Fridays game against Czech Republic.
That is absolutely not true, everybody is extremely apparent. I conscience, my players are being placed in situations every time theyre questioned on the subject.
You believe that one phrase from place or one incorrect phrasing results in possible issues that could be flagged towards another team, made to make a story towards another team or possibly made to look like theres a separation or a debate in our camp.
Were 100 per cent united how we see things.
Raheem Sterling was among several England players that were exposed to racist abuse this season.
The Manchester City admits that he was unaware of UEFAs protocols but now supports them.
As a player, with the situation occurring in Montenegro, I do not think as a team we were quite prepared andd understood that there was a protocol set up, he explained.
We had a meeting as a group, Gareth sat down and clarified UEFAs protocols.
Now as players we have to give UEFA a chance to take that character on board and handle the circumstance. At this moment in time, I have complete faith in UEFA.
For expressing their concerns over racism in the build-up to the 23, Borislav Mihaylov, the FA president, has criticised England and Southgate says he knows their frustrations.
I could totally understand why the Bulgarian president would feel as he does because we have only been reacting honestly to questions we have been asked, said Southgate.
That will then be relayed, however it might be relayed, in Bulgaria and the manner that is pitched could appear provocative or seem that were the people that are placing the topic on the table.
If I was him and only reading those quotes and not knowing the context of the things were mentioned and the responses were said, then I would feel likely as he can.
We are not attempting to create a situation in any respect, far from this, were all hoping that over the next 72 hours we are just talking about two soccer games. Both countries have a powerful desire for it.
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