Harry Maguire has provided a look into the’scrutiny’ that accompanies him at Manchester United and has stated that he never wants to let England manager Gareth Southgate down when playing for his nation. He has given this glimpse in an interview with Manchester United.
This season, the defender has only made a handful of games in the Premier League for his club, and as a result, his position on the England national team was in question leading up to the World Cup.
However, Maguire did more than simply join the team; he started the opening game against Iran and has not looked back since then. He has returned to some of the form he showed during his early days at Old Trafford.
On the other hand, Erik ten Hag has removed him from his role as club captain, and he has expressed his dissatisfaction with how he performed for his team during the previous season. When asked about the difference in pressure between club and nation, he responded, “I don’t think there is any difference.” “The pressure of playing in a World Cup with England at this level is the biggest competition in the world,” said one player. “The World Cup.”
“At Manchester United, I am subject to a great deal more scrutiny. Everything that I do is dissected and evaluated. Each and every one of my passes is analyzed. Each and every goal that we allow was caused by one of our defenders.
“And if you’re playing week in and week out as I have been for the past three years, the last year just hasn’t been good enough.” Everyone on the team didn’t perform up to expectations, and as a result, we were subjected to a great deal of criticism as players. Nobody emerged from the campaign with any kudos to their name.
Things are done differently in his nation. When playing for Southgate, Maguire is often paired with John Stones, who plays for Manchester City. This pairing appears to be beneficial to Maguire’s development.
“The belief and the confidence it gives me, it makes me want to go out and perform as good as I can and never let him down,” he continued. “The belief and the confidence it gives me” “I believe that he has done an amazing job with the team, especially with the belief that we have now.”
“I think certainly the expectation of everyone, including fans, media, players, and staff, is a lot larger now, and it maybe adds a little bit more pressure to achieve strong outcomes and significant tournament performances,” said the player.
We have responded to them at the moment, and I am hoping that it continues [against France] on Saturday.
The 29-year-old player is confident that he will emerge from his current predicament at United having grown as a result of it.
“The past year has been challenging, and I haven’t played as well as I have in the preceding five years at the top level,” he said, “but I think during a lifetime there’s probably only Lionel Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] who have not experienced a slump in their careers.”