Harry Maguire showed extraordinary mental strength.
Maguire played a friendly match for his national team at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on the 13th (Korean time). He started as a starter against Ukraine last time, but on this day he started on the bench behind Mark Gehi and Louis Dunk.
Maguire was replaced by Guehi at the start of the second half and stepped on the grass, but was the protagonist of an unfortunate own goal in the 22nd minute of the second half when England was ahead 2-0. Andrew Robertson tried to clear the ball from outside the right side of the penalty box, but touched it incorrectly, and it went exquisitely between the goalkeeper and the goal.
Scotland fans mock Maguire Every time Maguire caught the ball and passed it, he clapped and treated him as if he were a Scottish player.먹튀검증
Manager Gareth Southgate said the criticism of Maguire was “the result of ridicule that has accumulated over a long period of time”. Maguire has been criticized by fans for his rapid decline in performance at Manchester United in the 2021-2022 season. After coach Eric Tenhag took office last season, he was completely pushed out by the combination of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, and has not been a starter in any of the four league games this season either.
In fact, Maguire was resolute. He said that by single-handedly enduring the boos that his teammates would receive, he enabled the England players to perform at their best. He showed a nonchalant attitude, saying, “He took the burden off his teammates and put everything on himself. This definitely allows his teammates to play better.”
This is a natural position, considering Scotland’s unfriendly attitude toward England. Maguire said: “It’s a hostile environment in Scotland. We knew the Scottish fans would be like that and for most of the second half the arrows were on me. I’m glad I was able to do that. I didn’t have to worry about anything.”
Regarding his team’s other issues, it is sad that he is not currently starting, but I am confident that he will get a chance as he has a tight schedule for the next few weeks.