'Dealt with' - Wales boss refuses to expand on why Leeds' Roberts was sent home
Interim Wales boss Robert Page has refused to give specifics over why Leeds United attacker Tyler Roberts was sent home from international duty.
Roberts was one of three players to be sent home by Wales earlier this week after breaching team protocol.
The Welsh FA have not commented on the specifics of why the three players were sent back to their clubs and Page repeated this stance on Wednesday.
BBC reporter Adam Pope took to Twitter to explain what the Wales boss said when asked about the specifics of the decision.
When asked if he would go into details, Page is quoted as saying, “No, it’s an in-house issue… I don’t want to talk about that. It’s forgotten. It’s been dealt with… We move forward.”
We don’t necessarily need to know what happened and if the WFA aren’t commenting on it then it surely isn’t something serious.
The Athletic reported at the time that it was not related to COVID-19 which is a relief after several recent high profile cases of footballers flaunting lockdown rules.
Wales interim boss Robert Page asked if he can shed more light on why 3 players including Tyler Roberts were sent home: “No, it’s an in-house issue… I don’t want to talk about that. It’s forgotten. It’s been dealt with… We move forward.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) March 31, 2021
Hopefully Roberts can come back to Leeds and help us finish the season strongly before we reassess his position in the summer.
Marcelo Bielsa will no doubt be wanting answers from Roberts over why he was sent home as he’ll want to know everything about his players.
If his offence wasn’t that bad then it does make you think why Roberts was actually sent home.
If it was bad enough to get him kicked out of the international squad then it can’t have been a small thing.
Page’s refusal to talk about the incident makes the whole situation even more puzzling.
We can only hope Roberts admits what he did if we ever want to know what actually happened.
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