While the Three Lions are turned to the shock against the Blues, Saturday, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the English press revealed that a clash had been at the origin of the hasty departure of Ben White.
Declan Rice and Callum Wilson may have returned to training and Raheem Sterling may have to return from England on Friday, the Three Lions will not be complete on Saturday to face the French team in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Consequence of the departure of Ben White before the match of the round of 16 against Senegal.
“The England defender left the Three Lions base camp for the World Cup. Ben White left England’s training camp at Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons. The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the rest of the tournament. We ask that the player’s privacy be respected at this time. »had explained the English Federation in a press release to justify the departure of the defender of Arsenal, who remained on the bench during the three matches of the first round.
But according to the Daily Star, the real reason for the departure of the young central defender is a clash with Steve Holland, the faithful assistant of Gareth Southgate. The pair reportedly had an altercation ahead of the second game against USA when the 52-year-old slammed the Gunner for not knowing the Three Lions opponents, nor “certain vital information regarding his personal statistics. »
More generally, Ben White was unhappy with his fate and failed to bond with his teammates, with the two sides agreeing on a hasty return to England.