Gareth Southgate, England manager Revealed that there was only one situation where he would cut Harry Maguire from his team.
England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Harry Maguire again despite his latest mistake against Germany and says it must have been extremely extreme. Despite cutting the centre-back from the squad. The Manchester United captain still has the trust of his national team boss despite losing his place in Erik Ten ‘s starting XI. Hag and he has been selected to play in both games against Italy and Germany.
But he became the focus for no reason again at Wembley last night by gifting the visitors early in the second half. By lifting his leg to block Jamal Musiala dragged the ball into the right box. The referee looked at VAR and blew it into the penalty spot before Ilkay Gundogan took charge.
Southgate has been heavily criticized for backing the Manchester United defender but insists he will continue to support Maguire, saying his performances against Germany and Italy were “incredible.” Impressive and there must be something really serious. to change his opinion, when asked about Maguire’s latest mistake. And with his lack of playing time for United, at his post-match press conference, Southgate said:
“I know everyone will focus on Harry. But there were some very important moments Harry had between these two matches.” “Luke Shaw is another example of people. [With moments like this] he’s an outstanding footballer. So what are we going to do? Don’t pick Luke Shaw because he doesn’t play enough football or we pick players who can do what we saw tonight. But I think during these times We have to support our best and most experienced players. Unless we are in a situation where it is almost impossible to continue and it is impossible to choose them.”
Reece James was another supporter of both Maguire. And goalkeeper Nick Pope , who received the ball from a long-range shot and Kai Havertz ran after, dunked the ball into the goal to become Germany’s equalizer late in the game. The Chelsea defender said: “I think when you play and you make mistakes. I feel that you have enough experience to know that you made a mistake. And you don’t have to tell anyone.” “Harry hasn’t played much this season. He was still searching for his own rhythm. But we know he has the quality – and the qualities that Popey has.” “There is no doubt. [About them] it was just a mistake and I am sure they will come back and move forward strong.”
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, who missed last year’s Euros due to injury He only made one appearance for the national team in 2022 and was an unused substitute in the defeat to Italy at San Siro on Friday September 23, although Kyle Walker is not a starting XI. But Alexander-Arnold Still haven’t even been named as a substitute in the UFABET game last night. The Reds’ right-back is one of four players not on the 23-man squad, along with Fikayo Tomori, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse.
But Southgate stubbornly refused. As it is said the Liverpool star’s World Cup hopes may be dwindling. And insists his latest being ignored is simply because Reece James and Kieran Trippier are in better form. Asked about being named Alexander-Arnold, Southgate told Channel 4, “I mean. We have a large team with us. Right now Kieran Trippier is playing exceptionally well and Reece James is one of the standout players in the Premier League at the start. The beginning of the season. But Trent is a very good player. And that’s why we picked him in the team [in the beginning.