Harry Maguire sets expectations for Euro 2024 after Italy’s victory

After missing out on the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, the defender thinks that winning a major tournament is the next big step for his team.

Harry Maguire increased expectations for England at Euro 2024 stating that failure to win the competition would be a failure.

The 30-year-old played every game for England in Qatar where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by France.

England won after a 2-1 victory over Italy in Naples on Thursday thanks to Declan Rice’s goal and Harry Kane’s record-breaking penalty shot and Maguire thinks that the next step must result in the men’s team winning their first trophy since 1966.

“I believe we have the players to win it,” said Maguire to reporters after the victory.

“I’m with a mindset of, ‘If we don’t win the tournament, it’s been a failure”.

” I’ve been at three major tournaments now and I’ve come so close”.

“Obviously, we’ve got to qualify first from a tough group, we’ve come to Italy and got an amazing result. We’re in a good place”.

“But these big tournaments are decided on the finest margins. I think we played really well in the World Cup and ultimately we got knocked out by a good French team”.

“So it’s something that we’re working on. We have so much talent and so many young players coming through.”

England are now preparing for a Euro 2024 playoff against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since Southgate’s men won a Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 almost two years ago.


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