England boss Gareth Southgate says Harry Maguire has his “full support” regardless of the Manchester United captain’s poor show and sending off within the 1-0 Nations League defeat by Denmark.
Maguire was booked early on earlier than being proven a second yellow after 31 minutes when he fouled Kasper Dolberg.
The defender has struggled for type since his arrest in Greece in August.
“He’s having a difficult period and in these periods you learn a lot about yourself,” mentioned Southgate.
“You learn who’s there for you in those difficult times. He’ll come through it, he’ll be a better player and a stronger man for it.
“To go all the way down to 10 males is dear for the workforce, however we absolutely again him, we absolutely help him.”
Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton blamed Maguire’s sending off for England’s defeat and said the 27-year-old will need to “present actual character” to rediscover his greatest type.
“Harry Maguire has had a horrible, horrible begin to the season,” Sutton said. “I actually really feel for him – his confidence is at such a low ebb.
“But we can’t defend Maguire because it was brainless after the first yellow card. The reason they lost the game was because Maguire had a couple of mad moments.
“Maguire’s confidence is simply shot to bits for the time being and it is horrible to see as a result of I do assume he is a very gifted footballer and an excellent footballer however this season he has been woeful and he will have to point out actual character to come back again.”
‘James was excellent’
Christian Eriksen scored what proved to be the winner from the penalty spot three minutes after Maguire’s sending off.
A disappointing night at Wembley was complete when Reece James, making his competitive debut, was shown a red card after the final whistle for confronting referee Jesus Gil Manzano.
Prior to that, James had been England’s best player in the game, with the 20-year-old Chelsea full-back solid in defence and a real threat in attack.
“The sending off on the finish I’m informed was for dissent, in order that’s clearly one thing, as a younger participant, he has to recognise isn’t acceptable,” Southgate added.
“I believed his particular person efficiency was excellent with and with out the ball. In the opening half an hour, he and his combos with Mason [Mount], Kyle [Walker] and the midfield gamers actually opened them up.”
‘I used to be very happy with the efficiency’
The defeat ended a run of nine successive home wins for England, while Denmark, celebrated their first victory over the Three Lions at Wembley since 1983.
The result meant England dropped to third in Group A2, behind Denmark on goal difference, while Belgium are two points clear at the top.
Despite the defeat, Southgate said he was pleased with how his side played.
“I used to be very happy with the efficiency,” he mentioned.
“I believed we have been glorious with 11 males. We confirmed resilience and confirmed an excellent instance of learn how to play with 10 pragmatically, and when to press.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys in the past 10 days; they are learning and improving. We’ve had any number of changes to our preparation and showed resilience.”
‘With 10 you have to do such a shift’
Southgate’s determination to not deliver on Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish drew some criticism, with Sutton saying on BBC Radio 5 Live that selecting to go away him on the bench when England have been chasing an equaliser was “an odd one”.
Grealish put in a man-of-the-match efficiency towards Wales final week however has been an unused substitute in England’s previous two video games.
“We had to go with speed in the wide areas and athleticism in the wide areas, because with 10 you’ve got to do such a shift – Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford did that really well,” Southgate mentioned.
“They defended well and gave us a threat and Mason nearly scored with the header. The red card threw a lot of plans out of the box, unfortunately.”