Gareth Southgate has laid down the law to his England squad after forcing three wayward stars to stay away.
Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will miss tomorrow’s friendly against Wales at Wembley after breaking coronavirus rules.
And new boy Harvey Barnes, who is in the squad for the first time, revealed it wasn't just the England boss who spoke up in a team meeting on Monday.
Leicester star Barnes said: “It wasn't a telling off, it was more reminding ourselves of what is acceptable and what's not. We are all very clear on that.
“It was a general meeting with the squad – not just Gareth but as players we all spoke as well and made sure we are all on the same page with it.
“We realise the responsibility that we have now and as players we know that we are in the public's eye.
“It was just really a reminder to everyone, making sure we're doing stuff right on and off the pitch.”
Chelsea pair Abraham and Chilwell and Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho were told to stay away from St George’s Park after breaking the rule of six.
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They attended a surprise birthday party for Abraham on Saturday – but have since apologised and will not face police action.
Barnes added: “As players we haven't spoken to those boys so we don't know exactly what has gone on but as a group we had a chat, just a reminder to make sure we are all on the same page and we all understand the responsibility that comes with representing your country.”
It comes after Phil Foden and forward Mason Greenwood were left out of the squad after breaching coronavirus quarantine rules in Iceland last month.
Fellow England new boy Dominic Cavert-Lewin admits Southgate has made it clear what is expected of them.
The Everton striker said: "We had a welcome meeting and he just reminded us what it means – and the expectations of playing for England.
"You have to be extra, extra careful and follow the rules. It's a unique time and we always have to be extra attentive to those rules. That's the way it is when you’re representing your country."
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