Raheem Sterling is one of England´s biggest threats -…


More specifically, he's anxious about Raheem Sterling.

"I know there's been a lot of criticism for Sterling", Jones told talkSPORT.

Sterling has never been a popular figure in England, with many Liverpool fans still not over his acrimonious departure to Manchester City two seasons ago.

David Beckham defended Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City winger was criticised again on social media during England's 2-0 win over Sweden in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Jones, who made just nine global appearances for Wales, believes Sterling relies to heavily on his speed and slammed his finishing so far this World Cup.

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However, the England manager is hesitant to change what has been a winning formula in Russian Federation and Sterling is odds on to retain his place in the lineup when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday night. (EPA) Jones has called on Jamie Vardy to win a place ahead of Sterling. For me, Vardy would have scored.

Reports suggest Gareth Southgate is set to stick by Sterling and name an unchanged XI for Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia.

"If we were to send England on holiday, too, it would be great because England has one of the best leagues in the world, if not the best".

Jesus, Football might actually be Coming Home. And Mother Russia's penalty shootout anguish.

The 51-year-old coach, who has only been in charge of the national side since October, said: "I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses - they are in the semi-finals, that says it all".