England v USA, FIFA World Cup: Wayne Rooney heaped reward on Harry Maguire for taking part in 50 matches for England. Maguire achieved the feat in England’s goalless draw with USA on Friday.
Harry Maguire made his fiftieth look for England in World Cup match towards USA. (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Wayne Rooney heaped reward on Harry Maguire for taking part in 50 matches for England, saying it was a “good achievement”. Maguire achieved the feat in England’s goalless draw with USA within the FIFA World Cup match.
England, who opened their marketing campaign with an exciting 6-2 win over Iran, didn’t repeat their attacking fluency towards USA. Whereas England gamers have been booed on the Al Bayt Stadium on Friday, Rooney took to Twitter to laud Maguire’s “good achievement” and “nice efficiency”.
Maguire, who rued England’s draw with USA, stated: “Upset to not get the win tonight however nonetheless an enormous honour to make my fiftieth England cap. Some wonderful recollections alongside the best way and hopefully many extra to come back. Because of my household, employees, teammates and followers for all of your help.”
The draw leaves England on high of Group B, one level forward of Iran and two factors forward of USA. England, who’re prone to advance to the knockouts, will play their final group match towards Wales on Tuesday (November 29).
In the meantime, England coach Gareth Southgate identified that his aspect got here near successful the match when Christian Pulisic smacked a shot towards the crossbar within the first half. He additionally heaped reward on central defenders Harry Maguire and John Stones.
“To be a profitable staff at a match, you need to present these completely different faces and we did that tonight,” Southgate stated. “I am positive there will probably be a number of noise in regards to the efficiency. However not many groups undergo World Cups and get 9 factors within the group.”
“Personally, I’m actually happy with the applying of the gamers,” he stated. “To come back off the excessive of the efficiency of the opposite day and discover that very same power and degree of high quality was at all times going to be a problem.”