Marcus Rashford admits he suffered in the same way as Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu taking strain

England striker Marcus Rashford has sent a message of support to Emma Raducanu after her withdrawal from Wimbledon.

Raducanu pulled out of her fourth round match against Australian Tomljanovic for a medical reason and admitted “the whole experience caught up with me” after a whirlwind week that saw her propelled into the international spotlight in double-quick time.

Rashford was sympathetic with Raducanu’s plight on Twitter and admitted he suffered a similar fate in his days playing at junior international level.

“It happened to me playing for the national team in U16s against Wales,” he wrote. “I remember it to this day. No explanation for it and it never happened again. You should be very proud of yourself. The country is proud of you. Glad to read your feeling better. Onwards and upwards”

Former Wimbledon champions John McEnroe came under fire after suggesting nerves got the better of Raducanu, with Judy Muray joining the debate that was fueled by tweets from her son Andy as he hit back at outspoke broadcaster Piers Morgan.

Judy’s tweet left little to the imagination as she made this statement on Raducanu’s Wimbledon exit:

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