What did Southgate say after Rashford withdrew because of injury but showed up in New York?

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England manager Gareth Southgate spoke about the case of Marcus Rashford traveling to New York after withdrawing from the Three Lions due to injury.

 Gareth Southgate has defended Marcus Rashford ‘s decisionto fly to New York on holiday. Despite withdrawing from the England squad through injury, the Manchester United striker posted a photo on Instagram from New York City on the same day England beat Italy in a Euro 2024 qualifying match. It says ‘STOP WORKING’.

What did Southgate say after Rashford withdrew because of injury but showed up in New York?

          Rashford has scored 19 goals since the UFABET World Cup. But recently had to withdraw from the Roaring Lion army due to injury Southgate said he had no problem with Rashford’s decision and insisted it would not affect his chances of future team selection. “When he was cut from the team It’s up to him how he spends his time,” said Southgate ahead of England’s game against Ukraine on Sunday night, March 26. “The players don’t get much rest. I’m sure our players will be flying everywhere after tomorrow’s game. If they have 48 hours on schedule I think they have to take advantage of it.”

         There was a change in tone for Southgate’s comments after the Italy game. When asked if Rashford was a loss, he replied: “When you don’t have him that’s a loss.” “He’s in good form,” he said ahead of Sunday’s Euro qualifier against Ukraine. “We wanted him to be an option for us, but we didn’t, it was an opportunity for others.”

          “We tend to judge how people play. And obviously he played a lot for us. Now he has over 50 caps for England and almost all 50 since I was manager. I know what he’s capable of. It’s good to see him in the goalscoring form he is. when he gets the chance You expect him to score a goal ′′ There was a time in the last 2-3 years when he wasn’t as hot as that time. And that’s disappointing. But he is in good form. And we hope to be able to continue.

Rashford’s inconsistency gives Southgate a headache as he needs to find a replacement for Harry Kane who will be nearly 33 when the next World Cup kicks off. One youngster England could miss out on is Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, the 21-year-old who has scored 17 goals this season on loan at Reims. posted a cryptic message on Instagram amid rumors circulating about a switch to the United States, writing: “In our lives Go where he sees your value.”

          Southgate admitted it was a ‘mystery’ but urged Balogun to use his heart to decide his future. “It’s a classic we’re dealing with right now,” said Southgate. “The young players are progressing well and you can’t give them the chances they want. and other countries may offer them. It’s up to the player to weigh how his heart feels. We can’t call anyone into the first team just because we don’t want them going anywhere else.

          “If you can’t give them a chance right now, Someone will be patient and let it pass and be ready to wait a bit. while some people need it now And I understand very well ′′ ′′ Obviously, other countries. Be proactive in choosing people and what they have to offer. We want him to have some time. And if he progresses the way he is, there will be opportunities. But I can’t propose to him this week. I don’t think it’s fair for Ivan Toney to score so many goals in the Premier League.

          Reece James withdraws from England squad But Southgate revealed that Jordan Henderson and Jude Bellingham are fit enough to face Ukraine tonight.