Leicester City captain Wes Morgan praised Harry Maguire, calling him a ‘revelation’. Harry Maguire has made quite a name for himself in the past few months. He was Leicester City’s Player of the Season in the 2017-18 season. He followed this with a fine performance at the World Cup in Russia where he scored a goal in the quarter-final against Sweden. He also provided an assist. His World Cup performances drew interest from Manchester United. However, Leicester City did not want to let go of him after the transfer of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City.
This season, he has started all matches for Leicester City and has done well so far. He scored a brilliant last-minute winner against Southampton almost two weeks back. Maguire is also in England’s squad for their matches against Spain and Switzerland. England begin their UEFA Nations League campaign against Spain at Wembley before taking on Switzerland at Leicester.
Wes Morgan said, “Ever since he’s come in, he’s been a revelation. I think he’s settled in so well, for me he’s just got better and better. The more his confidence has grown, he’s stepped into the England set-up and it looks like he’s been a part of that set-up for years.
The confidence he has on the ball, the way he starts attacks, he’s got a lot of attributes for a big central defender. He’s had a lot of attention on him over the summer, over possibly going to other teams but I’m glad he’s stayed here.
When asked about the importance of Maguire staying at Leicester, Morgan said, “I think it’s very important. His first season was last season and he had a fantastic season, he got the player of the year award and he rightly deserved that as well. I just want to see him progress, continue to improve and become the great player I know he’s going to become.”
Wes Morgan also said that the arrival of new players is good for the club and it creates a sense of competition as well. He said, “I still feel like I can perform at the highest level and I understand that players will come in and I think it’s healthy to have competition. I might not be able to play two games a week like I used to, the body definitely aches and hurts a lot more than it used to.
We’ve got players who can step in and perform in my position and other people’s position and do a good job, you can’t just take 11 players, it takes a full squad to perform over the course of the season. I think it’s a positive having players come in and challenge you in your position, at the end of the day whatever is best for the team, it’s ok with me.”
Leicester City are currently 8th in the Premier League.