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Harry Maguire: Gareth Southgate confirms England defender will be involved

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Harry Maguire: Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate revealed that England defender Harry Maguire will be involved in the Scotland game on Friday at Euro 2020. Harry Maguire missed the opening game against Croatia as he had not fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained in the premier league. Maguire declared himself fit on Thursday for Friday’s game. Southgate admitted that he had not made up his mind whether to start Maguire or bring him off the bench.

“Harry will be involved tomorrow,” Gareth Southgate said talking about Harry Maguire. “The decision we’ve got to make is whether he is ready to start, but we’re really pleased with his progress.”

“He’s trained with the team for four or five days now and had no reaction. Of course each session he’s involved with he gets more confident. I think he’s on a really good path.” he added. “Of course we want everybody available. It causes difficult decisions, but at the moment, this morning on the training pitch we had 26 players training and that’s a great situation for us to be in.”

Meanwhile, England captain Harry Kane admitted that the Christian Eriksen cardiac arrest was a reminder of how “quickly things can change in life”.  he revealed that he was looking forward to meeting his ex-Tottenham teammate after the tournament.

“It’s been difficult. To watch it and see it happen last week was hard to watch. Obviously thankfully Christian is alive and seems to be doing well. I’ve not had contact personally but my wife has spoken to his wife, from what I understand everything is going in a good way.” Kane said. “Obviously we’ve had to try and switch off from it and focus on the games, but of course Christian is in all of our hearts, not just our team but the whole football family.”

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