Leicester look to reward Harry Maguire, and fend off interest

Larry Hoffman
July 10, 2018

England face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday for the biggest game for national side since the penalty in the 1990 World Cup.

He has met the hero of the 1966 final, Sir Geoff Hurst, and knows he could be just a week away from emulating an achievement many feared would never be repeated.

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against Croatia for a place in the final on July 15. Given the money we have, that the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, and we've got St George's Park, we have what you need to be successful, so the minimum we... If England do win the World Cup, that will make it even harder for Leicester to keep him, but they've got to weather the storm the same way they did to keep hold of Riyad Mahrez in the last summer.

"No-one wants to go home".

"The tournament has been unbelievable even for Russian Federation as well, they played great they were unfortunate to go out but I think they did their country proud", he told Sky Sports News. Those fans who were alive and witnessed previous England performances are starting to dream again.

"He is a fantastic player who can create magical moments and I think he has been one of the outstanding performers so far in this World Cup. I can't speak more highly of him". I know the family is proud, the missus is also proud and gutted she can't be here.

Several England players are understood to be sharing in the nation's rediscovery of terrace anthem Three Lions and it is no surprise that Maguire is among them.

Maguire has started four of England's five matches - coming on as a half-time substitute in the loss to Belgium - projecting an air of confidence as the stakes increase.

"I feel like I've settled down into the tournament". Check out the updated odds below and then visit SportsLine to see picks and analysis from an global football insider.

And if we chuck in some kind of analogy about Southgate tube station once being under-appreciated and considered ugly, but now being thought of as one of the finest and sexiest tube stations on the map - then SURELY that's enough. "Everyone has their own strengths and everyone has things they can work on".

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