Maguire was whistled at Wembley by England fans and Southgate and Jordan Henderson criticized the attitude, defending the England centre-back.
Manchester United and England centre-back Harry Maguire was whistled by some fans during the friendly against Ivory Coast, which the English won 3-0. Gareth Southgate didn’t like the attitude of the fans at all.
“What he has already done for us, the way he plays for England, is phenomenal. I don’t understand. He’s wearing the England shirt. Not only do we have to support any player in this team, but when he plays at this level, the commitment must be total. I really don’t understand. The team is united and he, even if he is going through a difficult period, will overcome this, because he is a great player,” the coach said in statements to British television Sky Sports.
Later, Jordan Henderson, Liverpool midfielder and another of the Three Lions captains, also criticized the whistles. “I don’t understand what happened at Wembley tonight. Maguire is a colossus in the England team. Without him the progress we have made in the last two tournaments would not have been possible. Being whistled in his own house without What happened today is not normal. I feel lucky to share the dressing room with him. And we all feel the same in the team.” writing on social media.