Sterling had reportedly asked manager Roy Hodgson to leave him out of the match.
Young Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling has hit back at criticism over his reported decision not to play from the start in yesterday evening’s narrow Three Lions victory in Estonia with a cryptic message on Twitter.
Sterling posted this message to his account late on Monday night:
Now listening too.. Excuse me for being human???? omw home
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling31) October 12, 2014
The message came after Sterling retweeted a number of people who had criticised him over the alleged tiredness:
@sterling31 poor raheem sterling says he,s tired poor thing.Try getting up at 5am 6 days a week & putting in a proper shift in all weathers
— Dazza5palace (@DarrenBarham) October 12, 2014
— Ramen Farahani (@Ramen_F) October 12, 2014
Oi @sterling31 sod off and choose to play for Jamaica if you’re going to continue all this tired nonsense
— Jowan Annear (@JowanAnnear) October 13, 2014