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Better me than players, says England coach after dislocating shoulder

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate was relieved that it was him and not one of his players after dislocating his shoulder during training on Wednesday.Southgate, while having a run in England training, took a tumble and suffered a dislocated shoulder.With his arm in a sling, Southgate addressed his players at their nightly team briefing at their World Cup base in Repino alongside the Baltic coast.Despite being uncomfortable with the injury, Southgate found an optimistic spark, saying it was better that he got injured rather than any England player. “It is better this is me than one of the players,” he told the Football Association website. “They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ — as always, they were probably quite amused.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!”He joked that he will have to cut down on his enthusiastic goal celebrations and “punching in the air is not an option.””I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” Southgate added. FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.”Southgate, whose team beat Tunisia 2-1 with a last-gasp Harry Kane goal on Monday and face Panama on Sunday in Group G, was treated at a nearby hospital under the supervision of the England team doctor Rob Chakraverty.Also read – VAR officials sleeping? England livid after Harry Kane fouledadvertisement”We have a great support team and they were there very quickly,” he said.”They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more