Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale responded to England fans who attacked England teammate Harry Maguire after the latter scored an own goal in Tuesday night’s 3-1 victory over Scotland.
Phil Foden opened the score for Gareth Southgate’s team after a wonderful build-up play, and Jude Bellingham added another two minutes later.
However, Maguire turned Andy Robertson’s pass over the England box into his own net past Ramsdale midway through the second half, prompting an uproar of jeers from the Scottish audience at Hampden Park, who had cheered every time the Manchester United defender touched the ball.
The hosts had a chance after an own goal, but Harry Kane finished off a wonderful Bellingham run to secure England’s victory in the historic encounter.
Maguire may not be getting game time at Manchester United but the central defender gets picked everytime for Englnad, which has prompted lots of criticism but Ramsdale has explained the decision he gets consistent minutes.
“Harry Maguire has had criticism for the past 18 months, two years. It hasn’t affected him,” Ramsdale told the Press Association (via The Mirror).
“His performances for England have been nigh on outstanding, that’s why he keeps getting picked and played. Simple as that. I don’t think a few whistles and groans from the fans are going to change his mindset.
“He had 45 minutes in a game where I thought he played well, kept the ball for us and one unfortunate own goal, if you want to call it that, and people are going to start talking about him and I don’t think it’s needed.”