The defender of the Three Lions expressed his disappointment at the ugly scenes that overshadowed the weekend’s showpiece
Harry Maguire has revealed that his father suffered an injury in the Wembley rush that took place before the Euro 2020 final.
A number of cardless supporters gained access to the stadium before the kick-off after overpowering the security staff. Metropolitan police subsequently made 53 arrests amid the chaotic scenes.
Several officers were injured as they tried to handle the situation, and Maguire has now confirmed that a family member and his agent were trapped in the chaos.
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Alan Maguire and Kenneth Shepherd were both crushed underfoot as they moved to the players’ family lounge area near the entrance tunnel, reporting that the former was left with broken ribs.
Maguire, the center-back of England, provided an update on his father’s condition while expressing his relief at the fact that his children did not attend.
“My father was in a hurry. “I have not talked to him too much yet, but I am glad that my children did not go to the game,” he said. The sun.
“It was scary – he said he was scared and I did not want anyone to experience it at a football match.
‘I saw a lot of videos and talked to my dad and my family. It was my father and agent who suffered the most.
“My father is a big fan – he went on with it. He then struggled with his breathing due to his ribs, but he is not one to make a big fuss.
‘The most important thing is that you should have a wonderful experience and that no one should have bad memories of the final.
‘This is the disappointing thing. Things could have been a lot worse, but we need to make sure that does not happen again. ”
Under the impression that the actions of English fans will affect the country’s chances of hosting the World Cup in the future, Maguire added: “Wembley is a wonderful place. It was an amazing home and the fans and the way they acted was incredible, except for the pair in a final.
“We have to learn and we will do it – and it will be a great place to hold the World Cup.”
Maguire on racist abuse
Maguire also spoke out about the racist abuse that Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka received online after missing penalty kicks in the painful defeat of the Three Lions against Italy.
It has been suggested that Gareth Southgate was wrong to put three of the youngest players in his squad in such a high-pressure situation, but Maguire praised the bravery of his teammates.
“It does not surprise me,” said the Manchester United midfielder about the abuse on social media. ‘For the three young people who gave everything for the country and were so brave to get it, it’s terrible.
“When I was 19 or 20, I would have stood there and said, ‘I do not want to take one.’ There is no chance that I would raise my hand at their age.
“So look at the courage and bravery of these young boys, look at the age of Bukayo, Jadon and Marcus. These people who insult will not be able to handle the pressure.
‘This is the biggest pressure you will experience, so you have to do it at their age and show such courage.
‘I then talked to the three boys. I checked with them and saw how they are going, but they are brave youngsters. ‘