Leicester City star Harry Maguire ‘will be in the World Cup Team of the Tournament’

first_img Maguire’s powerful header gave England the lead against Sweden 2 2 years on… have a good trip lads 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/b0PzlsXiJY— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) June 24, 2018But while Maguire’s progress may have amazed many, it has come as no surprise to his former Hull captain Dawson, who has hailed the centre-back as one of the best players in the World Cup this summer.Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former England and Tottenham defender – now back at boyhood club Nottingham Forest – said: “I signed for Hull at the same time as Harry, and he was one of those lads everyone loved. You take to him as soon as you meet him.“He had to be patient at Hull to be fair to him, but he took his opportunity and wow has he not looked back.“He’s been one of England’s best players at the World Cup. He’ll be in the team of the tournament, for sure. England centre-back Harry Maguire has been tipped to make the World Cup Team of the Tournament thanks to his sensational performances in Russia.Former Hull City captain Michael Dawson, who played alongside Maguire at the Tigers, says the 25-year-old is ‘finally getting the recognition he deserves’ after announcing himself on the world stage.It’s been an incredible journey for the Sheffield-born star, who only made his senior debut for boyhood club Sheffield United in 2011.Fast-forward seven years, following moves to Hull and then Leicester City, he has emerged as England’s lynchpin at the back and danger-man in the box, scoring his first international goal to help send his country into the World Cup semi-finals. 2center_img “I’ve been so impressed with him. He gets his head on everything in both boxes, he causes so many problems.“He’s played like this for years, so he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves.”Only one England team in history has ever gone further than Gareth Southgate’s men in a World Cup – Sir Alf Ramsey’s 1966 champions.No other England side has even reached a final, but Dawson has backed the Three Lions to make history.“Against Croatia it’s certainly not going to be easy,” he added.“It’s going to be the toughest test we’ve had, but I do believe we’ll get to the final.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM BST Such has been Maguire’s meteoric rise that he watched the Three Lions’ dismal Euro 2016 campaign as a fan – travelling to France with a group of friends.Now, he is on the pitch with the Three Lions proudly on his chest and helping England to their furthest run in a major tournament since 1990 – three years before he was born. Maguire celebrates his first England goal in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden last_img

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