Newcastle star Anthony Gordon explains freak injury and breaks silence on Euro 2024 snub so far

Anthony Gordon says he has no intention of confronting Gareth Southgate over his lack of minutes at Euro 2024.

Gordon has so far been restricted to just one minute of regulation time in Germany and a few minutes of stoppages in the 0-0 draw with Slovenia. A campaign for the Toon ace to start against Slovakia is well under way on Tyneside and Alan Shearer has also backed his case to start.

When asked about why Southgate has overlooked him, Gordon said: "I’m not too sure, that’s for the manager. I can only control what I can. Try my best and make selection as hard for him as I possibly can. When or if I’m needed, I’ll be more than ready.

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"No I’m not that guy (who knocks on the manager's door). I think if I train to the very best of my ability, do the best I can everyday, that’s my way of giving the manager a headache in terms of selection and the rest I can't control."

Gordon has also explained his freak bike accident during a recovery session in Germany after the Slovenia game. The former Everton star said: "It was meant to be a recovery bike ride and I was going down the hill and tried to take a picture for my family and before I knew it I was face first into the floor. It's only few cuts, it’s not anything painful.

"Electric is a lot faster than normal bikes - the front brake is on the left-hand side and I tried to press the right one to slow down and it didn’t slow down it came to a full stop and I’ve gone ten feet in the air chin first.

"I just carried on and finished the bike ride. When I got back to camp I had to put stuff on it which absolutely stung. To be fair, no one seen me thankfully."