Maguire played the entire 90 minutes of England's thrilling 3-3 draw against Germany in the UEFA Nations League on Monday (September 26). With John Stones heading to the dressing room with an injury after just 37 minutes, Southgate needed Maguire to put in a decent performance.
The under-fire defender didn't have the best of games and seems to have played the final few minutes of the contest with an injury. Speaking after the match, Kane spoke about Maguire (as quoted by Metro):
‘‘H [Maguire] had a pretty decent injury at the end there and he played another five or 10 minutes on almost one leg. So great character from him, really proud of him for that.’’
Southgate also stated that the Manchester United defender had picked up a knock, saying:
‘‘John Stones is feeling something with his hamstring and I think Harry is feeling something a little bit as well.’’
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire didn't have the best of games for England against Germany
Maguire and the rest of England's defense were hardly troubled in the first half as the Three Lions kept Germany's forward sprints to a minimum. However, Hansi Flick's side improved after the break.
Maguire conceded a penalty by fouling Jamal Musiala early in the second half. Ilkay Gundogan converted the spot-kick to put Die Mannschaft ahead in the 52nd minute.
Roughly 15 minutes later, Maguire made another mistake as he was dispossessed by Musiala in midfield. Germany raced forward and Timo Werner set up Kai Havertz, who scored from the edge of the box to make it 2-0.
England then staged a phenomenal comeback. Maguire's Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw scored in the 71st minute before Mason Mount leveled things up four minutes later.
Southgate's side were then awarded a penalty after Jude Bellingham was fouled in the box. Kane thumped home an emphatic penalty to put the Three Lions ahead in front of a raucous crowd at Wembley.
However, Germany ensured they got a share of the spoils after Nick Pope spilled what should've been a regulation save, allowing Havertz to tap the ball home.
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