Former Sheffield United midfielder full of praise for Harry Maguire

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No? Well one of the original names for Southgate station was touted to be Chase Side - and Gareth Southgate manages a SIDE that's CHASING the World Cup.

"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps in the modern era that would be even crazier, social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger", Southgate said.

Those same friends are now out in Russian Federation, but this time the 25-year-old Maguire is playing a crucial role in England's improbable World Cup quest.

A 2-0 victory over Malta in October, 2016 got Southgate's reign as Sam Allardyce's successor off to the ideal start and he's since managed to guide the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final.

The video has now made it to England's training base outside St Petersburg in Russian Federation where Gareth Southgate's team are preparing for their biggest game for 12 years.


The Croatian midfielders have been in imperious form throughout the tournament and will pose a significant threat to the Three Lions during their semi-final clash on Wednesday. Vardy is in talks over a new deal which will net him up to £150,000-a-week and Maguire will get the same, following a stunning World Cup campaign. My first England goal - and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Maguire continued his superhuman-like defending in the World Cup quarter-finals. But it would be a shame to be in Russian Federation for a couple of weeks and not get a chance to come to Moscow so we intend to stay there for the very last game. "The fans at home, I'm sure we'll see some videos tonight of them enjoying it". "We have to continue like this".

"Our last three games were different because we played teams with a defensive approach", he said.

"So to be here and be part of it, to lead this team out makes me so proud". Check out the updated odds below and then visit SportsLine to see picks and analysis from an global football insider.

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