Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro has revealed the one factor that Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire has lacking from his recreation.
Cannavaro, who was capped 136 instances by the Azzurri and gained the World Cup in 2006, believes Maguire has acquired all of the defensive attributes required. However may “lack a nasty streak” to be thought-about the most effective defenders within the fashionable period.
Maguire was a towering determine on the again for England at Euro 2020. Maguire made 5 appearances on the finals after lacking the primary two video games via harm. And whereas the previous Sheffield United man was on the sphere the Three Lions conceded simply twice.
He additionally made UEFA’s official Group of the Match. Nonetheless, he has had detached begin to the season at Outdated Trafford.
Like England skipper Harry Kane, Maguire has not seemed up to the mark within the Premier League and he missed three weeks of motion following a calf harm he picked up in September.
Maguire has made various errors and he was lately blasted by Roy Keane for his over zealous celebration after scoring for England in opposition to Albania.
Cannavaro, 48, is fan of Maguire’s and his England team-mate John Stones. However thinks they each miss the ruthlessness of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
“Stones and Maguire have proven fascinating issues in recent times. They will each play soccer, defend and concern nobody,” he told The Sun.
“They’re good individually and with the remainder of the backline. The pair are factors of reference for Manchester Metropolis and Man United — and undoubtedly the 2 greatest English defenders.
‘Defenders win matches’
“Then the going will get powerful, they take duty and will not be afraid of attempting new issues.
“However Chiellini nonetheless embodies the spirit of the Italian defender and that stage of focus wanted to cease a striker in a tough second.
“Maguire and Stones play a very completely different kind of soccer and should lack a nasty streak at instances. Which Giorgio has.
“Good gamers like Maguire will all the time be value loads. And we shouldn’t be astonished when prime golf equipment make investments that quantity on proficient gamers,’ he added.
“In Italy, we are saying that nice strikers promote tickets however nice defenders win matches.
“Gamers these days rightly value and earn extra money than earlier than due to the funds across the recreation — and gamers are the principle actors.”