I hope the red top journalists realise that most of Maguires dodgy moments came from dealing with being dropped in it by Diers Dire back passes. Dier has this hot potato attitude to the ball and the opposition know this and press him early. His appearances in the world cup looked like those moments when a businessman gets ten minutes in a testimonial alongside pro players in return for a donation, everyone else has a certain touch and tempo, it comes to him and it's bombscare time, anything could happen...and usually does. There were a few complainees on the pitch and hopefully it continues to the dressing room and gets sorted, some of his balls are borderline hospital balls, unnecessarily delayed and poorly weighted, at some point someone has to say to him,"Dier, if you don't want the ball why don't you **** off and take up another sport".
it was a little tougher in a two for Maguire, you have to be careful when you come out wide as cover is further away, there's one less obvious passing option and when your partner Stones is another who likes to carry the ball out you're at risk of completely vacating that CB area, so to come away with a clean sheet is admirable. He will lose it now and again but what do we do, return to hoof ball, hit and hope stuff?