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04th Jul 2016

Gary Neville responds to England bust-up reports

'Absolute bullsh*t'

Robert Redmond

A report in the Observer on Sunday made some explosive claims about England’s Euro 2016 campaign.

The Three Lions returned home with their tails between their legs after a humiliating defeat against Iceland in the last-16 of the competition.

The Observer had a report claiming that former England manager Roy Hodgson and his coach Gary Neville had a series of disagreements behind the scenes, which led to tension amongst the squad.

According to the report:

“Hodgson’s training methods – questioned by Steven Gerrard after the last World Cup – were one source of the disagreements. Neville had a close ally in Dave Watson, the goalkeeping coach.

“Players have complained of mixed messages and the general sense of confusion is not eased by the revelation that one turned to the dugout during the Iceland defeat and asked where a team-mate was supposed to be playing.”

England Media Access

Neville responded to the story via Twitter on Sunday morning, and he wasn’t pleased. The former Valencia manager called the article “absolute bullshit,” and demanded an apology.