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Man City winger Sterling not concerned about being dropped for England

Raheem Sterling insists he isn't concerned about his playing time with England.

The Manchester City star is set to miss out on a starting spot in England's Euro opener against Croatia on Sunday after a poor season by his lofty standards.

"I started playing [professionally] when I was 17 and never ever have I said, 'Ah, I'm not going to play, am I going to play?' Sterling said ahead of England's opening match against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.

"Football's not that serious, you just have to enjoy it. [Competition for places] is football, this is part of it. That's the glory of being one of the best countries in the world, with so many players staking claims.

"The manager is the manager. He'll make his decision at the end of the day. He knows his players more than anyone. I'm just happy to be in a space where there's so many talented young players."


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