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Harry Kane and England’s senior players held a team meeting to give the whole squad a warning on discipline.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate spoke to the players after the latest own goal which saw Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jason Sancho be forced to report up late for breaking coronavirus protocols.

But senior players were also asked to remind the whole group about the need to set standards particularly after Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden were sent home from Iceland in disgrace last month after being caught with girls in their rooms at the team hotel.

The latest incident is not being seen as serious as the trio were filmed at Abraham’s surprise 23rd birthday party with around 15 guests which breaks Government rules on a maximum of six at social gatherings.

But Southgate has been losing patience with players and insists they must set an example for the rest of the nation during the pandemic and has warned them in no uncertain terms they must behave themselves in future.

They were warned on social media activity, being in the spotlight and observing strict rules in and around the camp while on England duty.

Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes confirmed players had also spoken as well as Southgate after their arrival at the camp to hammer home the message.

Barnes said: “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.

“I suppose the responsibility and the actions that we make are going to be going to be out there so it was just really a reminder to everyone, making sure we’re doing stuff right on and off the pitch.

“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 yesterday, 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 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. We are all very supportive of the whole group.”

Dominic Calvert-Lewin added: “We all understand what it means to play for the country and you have to remember that at all times. 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.”

The trio will not be picked for the Wales friendly on Thursday night but Southgate is set to pick an experimental line-up and is likely to rest players who have already played a lot of minutes at club level for the Nations League games with Denmark and Belgium.

Burnley keeper Nick Pope is hoping to start in goal as an audition against Wales while Barnes and Calvert-Lewin could also be in line to start at Wembley on Thursday.

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