Middlesbrough boss Southgate: Axing Boateng tough decision

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate admits it was a tough decision to start Saturday's 2-2 draw against Sunderland with skipper George Boateng on the bench.

Southgate said: "It's the toughest decision I've had to make and it was tough telling him.

"People will think I'm dropping him but you have to pick certain teams for certain games. He understands."

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