London – Harry Maguire was greeted coldly by his own fans as England rolled Ivory Coast 3-0. Coach Gareth Southgate criticized Maguire’s treatment.
The Manchester United centre-back was played in a duet with Tyrone Mings in the heart of the England defense when they hosted Ivory Coast at Wembley in a test match, Wednesday (30/3/2022) early morning WIB. However, Maguire got scorn from the Three Lions supporters.
There was cheers from a number of spectators as Maguire’s name was read in the stadium before the match. Maguire was then booed again when he touched the ball for the first time in the first half.
Some England fans seem to question the eligibility of Harry Maguire into the England squad, following his poor performances with United this season. “His performance with us was very good. I don’t understand. We are together here or not at all.”
“He’s wearing an England shirt and you don’t just have to support an English player, no matter what, but when you play at his level with us and put on a performance like him, there has to be full commitment behind him. I really don’t understand. ”
“His performance was quite imperfect. We know everyone has difficult moments but he is a top player and he will overcome it,” continued the 51-year-old coach.
“His club is in a very difficult situation but he is now an English player. I remember very well that several decades ago there were some players who were ridiculed while strengthening the England national team and that was unacceptable to me.
England Vs Ivory Coast: Three Lions Win 3-0
England won convincingly 3-0 over Ivory Coast in a friendly match. England face Ivory Coast in a friendly match at Wembley, Wednesday (30/3/2022) early morning hrs. The cooperation of Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling in the first 15 minutes resulted in opportunities.
Bellingham escaped but his shot was blocked by Badra Ali Sangare, Ivory Coast goalkeeper.
Another opportunity from the hosts five minutes later. This time Jack Grealish got the ball from James Ward-Prowse and opened up a position against Serge Aurier. It’s just that his shot was right at the goalkeeper.
GOAL! England took the lead in the 30th minute. Sterling picked up the ball off Ivory Coast and past Aurier to poke through the middle, then sent a low cross. Ollie Watkins is very free to push the ball into the goal.
Ivory Coast lost a player in the 40th minute, after Aurier received a second yellow card. He got it after protesting to the referee because he felt he had not been given a violation.
GOAL! England doubled their lead in the 45th minute. Sterling initially stabbed in from the right and fired, but was cleared by the goalkeeper. The ball was then controlled by Grealish, who thrust it back to Sterling to finish into the net.
The referee had to point to the penalty spot in the first minute of the second half, after Bellingham fell under pressure from Coulibaly. However the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) called the referee and the decision changed.
England continue to press the Ivory Coast with the advantage of their number of players. However, additional goals were obtained in injury time.
Phil Foden’s corner was struck by Tyrone Mings’ header in the 93rd minute. The ball bounced off the ground and into the net, to ensure England won 3-0.
English : Nick Pope; Ben White (Kyle Walker-Peters 46′), Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Tyrick Mitchell (Luke Shaw 62′); James Ward-Prowse, Declan Rice; Raheem Sterling (Phil Foden 62′), Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish (Emile Smith Rowe 62′); Ollie Watkins (Harry Kane 62′)
Ivory Coast : Badra Ali Sangare; Serge Aurier, Eric Bailly (Agbadou 46′), Simon Deli, Hassane Kamara; Nicolas Pepe (Boly 46′), Franck Kessie, Jean Michael Seri, Max-Alain Gradel (F Coulibaly 46′); Maxwel Cornet (Konan 64′), Sebastian Haller