Harry Maguire has in his words pointed Reece James as the man to be blamed for England defeat after the Chelsea man took down an opponent in the box
England were stunned by Hungary in a 1-0 defeat as Dominik Szoboszlai slotted in from the penalty spot at the 64th minute
Southgate’s men failed to find a goal with Hungary managing to hold them off even after netting the only goal of the game.
The game remained at deadlock until Reece James was subbed on and a slight tackle from the Chelsea man saw Artur Soares soaring on the floor as the Referee wasted not time to penalize the Right-back.
The Three Lions failed to find an equalizer as they now sit on the last place of the Group A after the match day 1.
Speaking after the game, Maguire said; “We didn’t do much to deserve a victory. We have to improve next time.
“We have work to do and we will not stop because this competition is important to everyone of us in this squad.
“We had the game under control and suddenly we slipped when Reece James took down Soares in our box.
“Maybe it was a penalty as said by the Referee maybe not, am not an official so I can’t tell, it’s the officials job and they are the ones who do it.
“The penalty happened to be their only goal which means we could have ended level if not for the penalty awarded to Hungary.
“We have more games to turn things around and we won’t slow down one bit. We need to make it out of the group stage.”
England will face Germany on 7th of June and Maguire believes they will be tougher opponents compared to Hungary.
The Germans will battle Italy tonight and will be looking for an advantage ahead of their England game but surely won’t see Italy as an easy tie.
“Our group is very tough,” Maguire continued. “Germany are very strong opponents, Italy too. Hungary have shown today that they can compete.
“We have to work harder now because it’s no more business as usual. We need to turn things around when face Germany in the next few days.
“They have plans too and I know so it’s not an easy task but we will continue fighting.”