Harry Maguire was quizzed on social media after an England training drill went viral and Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson was asked: “What are you doing?”
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Tyrone Mings explained what happened a video from training in England that went viral.
Millions watched a clip of Three Lions stars doing the “rondo” – a training drill in which players stand in a circle and try to keep the ball away from someone in the middle. It was previously shared on social media England’s 2-1 win over Switzerland on Saturday.
The video in question ends with Harry Maguire Catching the ball and allowing Nick Pope to take over. “What are you doing?” Jordan Henderson one hears harmless questions Manchester United Skipper, who was subsequently mocked on social media.
Villa defender Mings, who was part of the England squad for this month’s friendlies, was asked by talkSPORT why Maguire caught the ball. “I find it really ridiculous,” Mings said.
“We got about 45 passes and he stopped the ball and I can only assume there was no other reason to stop the ball at that point, it was to give the guys in the middle a breather. Once you get 20 passes, you’re one more, so the two who were in anyway would get two more when it gets 42, 43.
“He actually gives them a little breather to say, ‘That’s enough, let’s start over.’ So to take it in a negative direction that just goes to show that people don’t always know what’s going on and don’t quite understand the full context of the video, but for social media these days the truth is sometimes far less exciting than come up with something or send something viral.”
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Maguire has gone under Fire recently after a string of questionable performances for Man Utd. The Red Devils conceded 40 goals in the Bundesliga First League this season two more than Burnley in 19th and 22 more than leaders Manchester City.
Maguire was booed by England fans ahead of Tuesday night’s friendly against Ivory Coast. The vocal minority have been slammed for mocking the centre-back, who is a consistent performer for England – and plays a key role in their run to the Euro 2020 final.
“I thought the reception was a joke, an absolute joke.” said England manager Gareth Southgate if asked. “What he’s done for us, the way he’s performed for England has been phenomenal. I do not get it. We’re either all in this together or we’re not.
“He’s wearing an England shirt, you shouldn’t just support a player in an England shirt, but if he’s played at the level he is and has performed for us, it should have his full commitment behind him. I don’t get it.
“For his performance, actually quite flawless, he played well from behind, he was also involved in the second. We’re a team, we’re totally united, we recognize that everyone has difficult moments, but he’s a top player and he’ll get through it.”
Southgate added: “I think some are influenced by whatever, I don’t know if it’s social media, if it’s players who have played before that influence opinion… the club situation is very difficult but he carries an English jersey … . it has never been acceptable.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/maguire-henderson-england-training-video-26592341 Tyrone Mings opens up about what happened in the 'ridiculous' Harry Maguire training incident