Marc Guehi has identified as Harry Maguire’s real contender for a starting spot at the Euros next summer. The Crystal Palace defender was praise by Gareth Southgate for his performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine. And started for the second consecutive football game in the 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday.
The centre-back was substituted at half-time at Hampden Park with England leading 2-0.
Southgate did not specify an injury after the final whistle. But the Daily Mail understands Gehi is suffering from a groin problem. It’s a condition he believes he’s had for several weeks UFABET
Southgate said he hope the damage was not too severe. The Palace medical team is still evaluating the injury ahead of Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa.
Although Guehi is a major doubt over the visit to Villa Park. The outlook for his international future is increasingly positive.
With Maguire’s future in doubt after he barely played for Manchester United. Southgate and his team have a Plan B at centre-back.
If John Stones is fit, he could be the first choice centre-back at Euro 2024. If Maguire plays regularly between now and the summer. It is likely that he will be the starter as well.
But Southgate is impress with Guehi and is planning to have the Palace defender alongside Stones during next month’s international break. When England face Australia and Italy. As a contingency plan if Maguire. Not call to the team.