Danny Rose's family to skip World Cup over racism fears


England defender Danny Rose has revealed he has had depression, which he says was triggered by a combination of injury and family tragedy.

"I haven't told my mum or my dad and they are probably going to be really angry reading this because I've kept it to myself until now".

"It's a key decision, but that's management", said Southgate, who has adopted a 3-5-2 as a system of preference since qualification was secured.

"I think it's fair to say I'm the luckiest player to be in the squad - that's not down to ability but the number of minutes I've had on the pitch and the year I've had". As a player I'm ready and I'm backing the team whether I start or not. "It's a very delicate balance to get right". "We'll have to look at that", added Southgate. Everything else he has said he talked to us about because we had a meeting with the players a few nights ago.

England will seek to give as many of their squad as they can game-time against Costa Rica and are likely to make 10 changes from the Nigeria win, with Henderson, overlooked for the permanent captain's role, potentially leading a team out containing five Yorkshiremen for the national side's first visit to Elland Road since 2002.

"We have a plan in place".

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Rose has been racially abused while on England duty before as he was subjected to monkey chants during an under-21 global in Serbia in 2012.

He told the Standard: "I'm not anxious for myself but I've told my family I don't want them going out there [to Russia] because of racism and anything else that may happen".

"I don't want to be worrying, when I'm trying to prepare for games, for my family's safety".

"I wasn't aware of the conversation he had had with his family". I asked him in front of the group because it might be helpful for the younger members of the group to hear that. "He said he may never get a chance again to come and watch me in a World Cup", he said. "That was emotional, hearing that". "You've got to have belief in the group all the time and believe you can reach the heights".

"You've got to go in with the mentality that we can go all the way, because we are good enough as a team", he said. "All of the other parts have been discussed at length".

"I didn't get any support after Serbia".

Rose has told his family to stay at home because of his fears about racism in Russian Federation.