Gareth Southgate has explained his decisions after his latest England squad received heavy criticism.
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When asked if he is worried about fans’ reaction to Henderson after his decision to go to Saudi Arabia, Southgate said: “We're picking a team for football reasons. There are lots of different club ownership models. There are a lot of different players who play in countries with different religious beliefs.
“I don't know why a player would receive an adverse reaction because of where he plays football. I'm a bit lost on the questioning really.”