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Leicester fullback Chilwell: I didn't see England bust-up; Raheem was apologetic

Leicester City fullback Ben Chilwell insists England morale is intact after Monday's bust-up between Ranheem Sterling and Joe Gomenz.

Sterling has been dropped from England's squad to face Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday after he tried to grab Gomez by the neck following their on-field spat during Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

Chilwell said of the incident: "I didn't see no, I was one of the later ones to turn up so I actually missed it, so that's one of the easier questions to answer.

"Joe and Raheem got the chance to talk. Raheem wanted to apologise and Joe wanted to get stuff off his chest as well.

"[Raheem] was apologetic, he said it's not in his nature, which it's not, but we all know as football players emotions can run high. No one's trying to make excuses for him.

"It hasn't even been mentioned today. We had a meeting last night, and it was purely on Raheem and Joe getting their points across so that it could be completely squashed. Since then it hasn't been mentioned."

Chilwell attempted to play down the row between two of his international team-mates by admitting it happens at club level on a regular basis.

He did, however, go on to say incidents of that nature are usually laughed off at his club side - Leicester City.

"At Leicester you do have things on the training pitch. There's a lot of manly characters, I'll say, so things can go wrong, but usually you come off the pitch and have a laugh about it."

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