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Alan Shearer Absolutely Ripped Into Raheem Sterling At Half-Time

Alan Shearer Absolutely Ripped Into Raheem Sterling At Half-Time

Alan Shearer didn't hold back with his criticism of Raheem Sterling at half time during the England-Wales Group C game this afternoon.

England, who won with a late Daniel Sturridge goal, trailed at half-time to a Gareth Bale free-kick and the former Newcastle and Blackburn striker was scathing in his assessment of the Manchester City winger.

"He's not giving the full-back an option, he's not giving the midfielder an option. At the minute, we are carrying him. We are not playing with 11 men at the minute."

"He looks short of match fitness; he doesn't look confident."

For those interested, here's the clip.

It's not the first time Shearer has had a cut at Sterling; He said the fee of £49 million was "staggering" when Manchester City signed the winger from Liverpool.

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Shearer also hit out at Sterling in October 2014 in his column in the Sun after the then 19-year-old asked Roy Hodgson to be rested for a Euro qualifier against Estonia as he felt tired.

"“Too tired! He is 19 – and it’s October. I genuinely have never heard something like that in my career," said Shearer.

"This will stick with Sterling for some time, believe me. The working man who is up at 6am and home at 8pm does not want to hear how tired a 19-year-old professional footballer is.”

“Perhaps all the attention over the last 18 months has simply gone to his head and he feels able to pick and choose his games depending on how good a night’s sleep he has had.”

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