HARRY MAGUIRE has revealed he was sidelined with illness during England’s win over Iran.
But the defender says his exit was just a “precautionary measure” and is already looking forward to facing the USA on Friday.
Manchester United star Maguire lasted just 70 minutes as the Three Lions started their World Cup season with an impressive 6-2 win.
Maguire, who was showing an excellent game, looked uncomfortable as two English medics helped him off the field.
And the ace wrote on social media that he was struggling at the time due to illness.
However, Maguire believes he is fit and ready for Friday’s clash against USA.
Maguire tweeted: “I felt uncomfortable in the second half and I got out as a precaution. I am looking forward to Friday.”
Maguire’s exit came shortly after Mehdi Taremi shot home for Iran, with the centre-back appearing to be struggling with his defensive duties.
And boss Gareth Southgate admits Maguire had warned the England bench about his problem just before scoring.
The Three Lions boss said: “Harry Maguire felt ill. He marked it in front of the gate.
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“There was no point in continuing, but other than that there is nothing to worry about.”
Meanwhile, BBC pundit Gary Lineker told viewers that Maguire was suffering from “blurred vision”.
And he was tipped off by an England dressing room source that fans needn’t worry.
Ahead of Southgate’s update, Lineker said live on air: “Harry Maguire was struggling at the time.
“And apparently he’s had blurred vision, nothing too serious, he’s fine, we’re led to believe.
“It’s coming from the English dressing room.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6730100/harry-maguire-injury-sub-england-iran-reason-revealed/ Harry Maguire was ruled out by illness in England’s win over Iran and told Gareth Southgate before conceding the first goal