Gareth Southgate defended Harry Maguire.
England won 3-1 over Scotland in the September A-match friendly match held at Hampden Park in Glascoe, Scotland, at 3:45 a.m. on the 13th (Korean time).메이저사이트
On this day, England used the 4-3-3 formation. Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, and Phil Foden lined up at the front, while Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Calvin Phillips made up the midfield. The back four consisted of Kieran Trippier, Marc Guehi, Lewis Dunk and Kyle Walker, with Aaron Ramsdale donning the goalkeeper gloves.
The first half went smoothly. England scored the first goal in the 32nd minute of the first half. Foden slightly changed the direction of Walker’s shot from inside the penalty box and succeeded in scoring. England caught the trend and scored an additional goal in the 35th minute of the first half. Foden’s cross from the left resulted in Scotland’s defensive error, allowing Bellingham to hit the net.
England, who finished the first half with a 2-0 lead, substituted Maguire for Guehi at the start of the second half. Maguire, who has a lot of trust from manager Southgate, appeared again in this match after full-time in the Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine, which was the first international match in September.
But only regret remained. Maguire stretched out his foot to block Andrew Robertson’s cross from the right in the 23rd minute of the second half. However, the ball hit Maguire’s foot and ended up being an own goal. Fortunately, England did not concede any additional goals afterward, and actually won 3-1 with Kane’s key goal in the 36th minute of the second half.
Although the match was won, Maguire was met with ridicule. Maguire is consistently called up to the England national football team regardless of his performances for his club Manchester United. He was continuously selected during the A match period from March to September this year, and played 90 minutes in all five games until the match against Scotland.
However, there are still doubts about his selection to the national team, as he scored an own goal in this game. Nevertheless, Southgate said: “All the negativity towards Maguire is due to the wrong attitude of Scottish fans, commentators and pundits.”
Southgate said: “They just use Maguire as a laughingstock. I’ve never seen that kind of attitude towards a footballer. Maguire always shows energy and courage on the pitch. We support him. Our fans. “He also showed a great attitude,” he said, defending Maguire.