‘He knows Harry had a hard time on the pitch and outside, a paw in the back will help him’: Roy criticizes Gareth Southgate for not comforting Maguire after the red card
- Harry Maguire was sent off after receiving two yellow cards against Denmark
- The center of England was clearly destroyed as it descended into the tunnel
- Roy Kane believes Gareth Southgate could have given him ‘back to back’
- Kane added that Man Wood will look to come back strong for the team by fighting in Maguire
- Harry Maguire bids farewell to England 1-0 defeat to Denmark on Wednesday
Roy Kane believes England boss Gareth Southgate missed a tactic without consoling Harry Maguire, as he came off the pitch after leaving against Denmark.
The Manchester United captain, who has endured months of hard work on and off the pitch, was given his marching order for two yellow cards in the opening game at 31 minutes on Wednesday night.
The English lost 1-0 to Wembley and former United captain Kane said the devastated Maguire could have shown Southgate the soft side as he passed over the tunnel.
Why Roy believes Gareth Southgate could comfort Harry Maguire after his red card
The tunnel traded behind the England center without a word from the England manager
When Southgate was asked not to comfort Maguire, he explained why ITV: ‘I think sometimes he [Gareth] Knowing that Harry had a tough time on and off the pitch, a trap in the back would help him.
‘That’s what set him apart from Gareth.’
Kane further said that returning to an under-performance combined team after two defeats in their first three Premier League games would in no way help Maguire’s form.
‘The only downside is for Maguire, he’s going back to the team full of confidence again,’ Ken added.
‘Before I was in a situation with bright characters I felt that the dressing room was the best in the world. He won’t get it, four in the back.
After the start of the season, Maguire returned to the Man UT dressing room with less confidence
‘I’m not going to be anywhere with these kids – I don’t see them as leaders.’
After the game, Southgate jumped into Maguire’s defense after hitting his red card trio for being involved in an incident while on vacation in Mykonos.
Asked if the Manchester United defender needed to take a break from the game, Southgate said: ‘Knowing Harry as I am, he would like to play football.
‘The best place for him to stay is on the pitch. We know that he is happy for everyone to get his opinion on what he should do. Life as a top player is life If no one is interested in you, life is very straightforward.
Maguire was sent off just 31 minutes later against Denmark following two yellow cards
After losing the ball, Manchester United got a second yellow card for defender Lange
‘If you are the captain of United and the top player for England, everyone has an opinion. You have to go with it. He is strong enough to deal with it. The resilience he has been able to demonstrate I know will have to come through him.
‘He’s going through a period where he threw a lot of sticks and stones but he’s big enough to deal with the steps he’s going to take, he’s going to be stronger for it.
‘He’s got our support and I’m sure his club will do the same. He’s getting all sorts of things at the moment, which should be better known since none of us like to be at the center of that storm. ‘