England defender Ben Chilwell has insisted there are ‘no bad eggs in the squad’ following Monday’s training ground altercation between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.
The pair clashed in a behind-closed-doors session after Liverpool’s Premier League victory over Manchester City the previous day.
As a result of the bust-up, manager Gareth Southgate opted to remove Sterling from the England squad for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday, and has insisted the situation has been dealt with correctly .
Like his manager, Chilwell was quick to jump to the defence of both players after the incident.
“I know Joe very well. I have known him for years. He will move on,” the Leicester City man told the media in Tuesday’s press conference.
“Obviously it wasn’t a very nice thing for him to have to come across but he dealt with it very well, straight away. He spoke in the meeting, as did Raheem. He got across what he wanted to get across.
“He is a great guy away from football and this is a great dressing room. There are no bad eggs in the squad. It is a good place to be.”