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“Harry Maguire is in my team of the tournament”

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Harry Maguire’s “fantastic” performances should earn him a spot in the World Cup Team of the Tournament, talkSPORT say.

Maguire started every game as a centre-back alongside John Stones at Qatar 2022 and helped the Three Lions progress to the quarter-finals on Sunday night.

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Maguire snuffed out a number of Senegalese attacks in the round of 16 on Sunday

And Ambrose thinks he should be on the team of the tournament.

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And Ambrose thinks he should be on the team of the tournament.

The defender’s place in the England defense had been questioned by fans and pundits ahead of Qatar after the centre-back suffered a severe decline in form at club level with Manchester United.

Since Erik ten Hag took over as coach in the summer, the Red Devils captain has missed a number of games through injury but has only been in his side’s starting XI five times. times so far.

However, in Qatar Maguire proved to be a rock in the England defense and is once again a key part of the Three Lions World Cup.

The 29-year-old looks to be back to being the player he was for Gareth Southgate’s side who reached the semi-finals in Russia in 2018 – and talkSPORT’s Darren Ambrose thinks he’s been so brilliant he deserves a spot on the tournament team. .

“For me right now, Harry Maguire, he’s part of my team of the tournament,” said the former Premier League midfielder.

“Right now he’s on my team of the tournament for the character he showed as coming from the form he was in, the football he was playing.”

Maguire helped England keep a clean sheet on Sunday

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Maguire helped England keep a clean sheet on Sunday

When asked if the fans owed him an apology for doubting his ability to do a good job for England, Ambrose replied: “No, I don’t think they do.

“Because of his form and lack of playing time at Manchester United, everyone thought he was no good, not only for the starting line-up, but a few people weren’t picking him for the team. .

“But when it comes to what he does for England, everyone says he never lets England down.

“Okay in the first goal of the first game against Iran, they ran away from him, but he had blurred vision, it turned out he was sick.”

Maguire put in another solid performance as England took on Senegal

Maguire put in another solid performance as England took on Senegal

England will now face 2018 world champions France in the quarter-finals on Saturday night – live on talkSPORT – in what will be a tough test for England.

However, Ambrose believes the clash will be a great test of Maguire’s abilities in particular, given the Blues carry the threat of the tournament’s top scorer, Kylian Mbappe.

“He was fantastic. Okay, he got a little sloppy, but there’s your question mark,” Ambrose said.

“If you start like that and give a few sloppy passes against France, they’ll probably make you pay.”

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