David Beckham Has Some Words for Raheem Sterling’s Critics
The FIFA 2018 World Cup is now down to four teams.
With the competition slowly zooming into its conclusion, fans are keeping a close eye to their favourite teams and players.
One of the football players that came through their harsh scrutiny was Raheem Sterling of England.
In their 2-0 thrashing of the Swedish squad, Sterling was criticized in social media before the halftime of the quarterfinal match.
Up by a goal in the first half, the young English winger slash forward failed to make it 2-0 before the halftime break, much to the dismay of fans rooting for England.
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— Joshua Fox (@f0xyl0xy_1) July 3, 2018
When I die, I want Raheem Sterling to lower my coffin so he can let me down one last time. #ENGvSWE
— Alex Pavlović (@alexpavlovic95) July 7, 2018
Raheem Sterling is a fucking joke in front of goal. If it’s not a tap in he’s not scoring, lucky he was offside for fucks sake.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 7, 2018
Very, very selfish from Sterling! Should’ve been a tap in for Harry. Poor from Raheem.
— LJohnson (@lazqetjohnson) July 7, 2018
Not only it was a missed opportunity to double up the lead but also a lost chance to score his first ever goal in the prestigious competition. Sterling has yet to score a single goal in the World Cup. The worse part is he has never scored a goal for England since October 2015.
But while his lacklustre performance came as a disappointment for many, David Beckham believed otherwise. The former team captain of the English squad said that the criticism against Sterling is plain ‘wrong.’
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Beckham believes that every player who is part of the team deserves a recognition as they are now one step closer in reaching the final round.
In a post in Instagram, Beckham said,
“It’s wrong. We are in the semi-final of a World Cup. Every player deserves to be applauded. We as a country are united and behind the team.”
Beckham is a former teammate of Sterling in Manchester City. The retired football player has also been following England’s journey in the 2018 World Cup.
Relive England’s win over Sweden in the video below:
The win over Sweden gave England a ticket in the semifinals. They will meet a tough Croatia side in a gigantic match. England looks to bounce back from its disappointing performance in the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to advance in the round of 16.