‘With Thiago, I decided and we decided, because I speak with Thiago a lot, with the game that we played at the weekend, the journey here [to Russia] and the travel back, we arrive very late back into London on Thursday morning and then we play three games over the next week, we made a choice to protect Thiago.
‘We have other centre-backs in the team so it is not hopefully to make us weaker. Someone else gets an opportunity and hopefully takes it.’
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