The Tottenham icon has suffered a setback in his battle against addiction and mental illness but has support from the Three Lions, though Roy Hodgson wants more than "kind words"
The 45-year-old has long battled against mental health issues and addiction but, according to his agent, Terry Baker, recently suffered a relapse.
And, ahead Wednesday's friendly clash with Brazil, the England figureheads spoke of the players' desire to do their utmost to support Gascoigne.
"The players have made it clear to the FA we want to help," Gerrard told reporters at Tuesday's pre-match press conference.
Hodgson insisted that "kind words" will not help the Tyneside-born, ex-Tottenham midfielder before adding: "He needs severe action."