Former participant turned pundit Darren Bent has slammed Gareth Southgate for his resolution to proceed taking part in Harry Maguire regardless of the defender struggling for minutes at membership degree.
Final evening’s worldwide pleasant towards Scotland noticed England run out resounding 3-1 winners.
Nonetheless, regardless of failing to begin the sport, Maguire, 30, nonetheless managed to search out his approach into the sporting headlines.
Substituted on rather than Marc Guehi for the sport’s ultimate half-hour when England had been 2-0 up, Manchester United’s quantity 5 transformed an unfortunate own-goal.
And though Southgate was fast to publicly defend his first-choice centre-back, Bent believes the blame for final evening’s backlash lies solely with the England supervisor.
“The Maguire state of affairs – I blame Southgate,” Bent stated on talkSPORT.
“Gareth Southgate is the one speaking and saying ‘we have to defend him’ – there was no want in any respect to place him on the market final evening.
“[…] What are you anticipating? – The man hasn’t performed any minutes…”
Pay attention in full to what the previous Sunderland striker needed to say under.
“There was no want in any respect to place Maguire on the market final evening, what had been you anticipating?” ?
“Gareth Southgate is answerable for all this banter that is been thrown in direction of Maguire!” ?
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 13, 2023